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(To request the Powerpoint presentations, see the page on my History of Knowledge)
Logos 1 - 22/3/2006 - "A Brief History of God" (Outline)
Logos 2 - 5/4/2006 - "Islamic civilization" (Outline)
Logos 3 - 19/4/2006 - "History of Slavery" (Outline)
Logos 4 - 03/05/2006 - "Women in History" (Outline)
Logos 5 - 17/05/2006 - "The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions" (Outline)
Logos 6 - 31/05/2006 - "The Second Scientific and Industrial Revolution" (Outline)
Logos 7 - 14/06/2006 - "The origins of Writing, Poetry, Fiction and Theater" (Outline)
Logos 8 - 28/06/2006 - "New Arts of the 20th Century" (Outline)
Logos 10 - 23/08/2006 - "Geopolitics of the modern Middle East" (Outline)
Logos 11 - 25/03/2007 - "Comparing India, China and the West" (Outline)
Logos 11 - xx/xx/2007 - "China: A Cultural, Artistic and Political History"
Logos 11 - xx/xx/2006 - Literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Logos 12 - xx/xx/2006 - Western Empires
Logos 13- xx/xx/2006 - "Cities of the Renaissance"
Logos 14 - xx/xx/2006 - "Why the USA is not an empire."
Logos 15 - xx/xx/2006 - "Public Opinion from the French salons to Al Jazeera"
Logos 16 - xx/xx/2006 - "The Enlightenment in France: the birth of public opinion"
Logos nn - xx/xx/2006 - 20th Century Music: The Age of the Soundscape
Logos nn - xx/xx/2006 - Theories of Consciousness
Next Lecture: "China"
2007 schedule (day/month/year)
TBA - "China: A Cultural, Artistic and Political History"
TBA - "A History of the USA, from colony to superpower"
These are free lectures organized by Piero Scaruffi.
What: History, Science and Philosophy. See below for the full list.
Where: They are held in the Peninsula, conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley.
When: Every other wednesday from 7pm till 10pm. They can be repeated upon request if there is enough critical mass. They can also be repeated anywhere else if someone offers a venue and an audience.
Why: The audience benefits both from my presentation (see my credentials below) and from the discussion. I benefit because i need feedback (see below).
How: E-mail me if you are interested in attending. (A brief introduction is welcome: background, education, age group, job, interests, whatever).
Who: I am an author and lecturer. I have published many books and lectured in three continents. I have also traveled in more than 100 countries. I consider myself a historian, although most of my readers know me as a cognitive scientist. See this page for my research. And see the last class i taught at U.C. Berkeley Ext: A History of Knowledge The lectures i have in mind are an extension of that class. I am currently working on several projects. I have severed ties with the academia (my fault, i never kept in touch) and i need an audience to rehearse what i am writing (generally speaking, a history of knowledge).