Humanities Center Blog

The Power of Re-Reading

As the end of the school year approaches, I typically look forward to having more free time, and, after two busy semesters, look forward to reading things of my own choosing. While I enjoy reading ...
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Pleasure, Transcendence, and the Problem of Beauty

“Beauty” is an unusual term. According to Webster dictionary, beauty is defined as “the qualities of a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or to the mind.”1 However, pleasure is also a ...
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“Beauty is Almost Too Common”: Professor David Laraway and Outsider Art

During the summer of 2012, shortly after Professor David Laraway had begun his doctoral coursework in Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, he came across popular press reports featuring a botched attempt ...
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Media Gallery

Videos and other media from recent Humanities Center events.