Courses – Fall 2022 / Science & Philosophy
The courses listed below, in the general area of science and philosophy, are currently offered at Quest.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Coordinators: Sandy Kessler, Steve Allen
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.
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.