COURSES Fall 2022 / Science & Philosophy

The courses listed below, all in the general area of science and philosophy, are currently offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. Click on a title to view the related course page.

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Coordinators: Michael Hamburg, Steve Allen

This course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what the universe actually is, where it came from, and where it is headed.

AGING

Coordinators: Art Spar, Bryn Meehan, Larry Shapiro

The class will study the phenomenon of aging, from lectures on biology to discussion topics related to aging.

EXPLORATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY

Coordinators: Steve Allen, Larry Shapiro

Our focus will be on how philosophy approaches particular issues as opposed to an in-depth analysis of specific philosophers.

SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

Coordinators: Steve Allen, Jim Brook, Marion Schultheis, Judy Weis

Advances in science uncover wonders that transform our lives and deepen our understanding of humanity, life, and the world around us. Science literacy is the key that opens doors to the extraordinary beauty of our natural world.

SOCRATES AND THE PROBLEM OF PHILOSOPHY

Coordinators: Steve Allen, Larry Shapiro

What role should philosophy play in our public and private lives? In our class, we will consider this question by examining the character and ideas of Socrates as they appear in the writings of Plato, Aristophanes, Nietzsche and contemporary authors.

WATER

Coordinators: Judy Weis, Pete Weis

Water. Something we interact with every day. We wash in it, cook with it, put our wastes into it, swim in it and travel in boats on it. In cold winter it freezes and we can skate or ski or sled on it. We shelter from it when it falls down from the sky. “Bad weather” usually involves it.