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Core Knowledge Book Series Launch

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Feb 1
Core Knowledge Book Series Launch

Event Info

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Rotunda

Event Contact

Columbia University Press

Columbia College, Columbia University Press, and the Columbia College Alumni Association welcome you to attend a panel discussion launching the Core Knowledge book series

Moderated by

Josef Sorett
Dean of Columbia College and Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor; Vice President for Undergraduate Education; Professor of Religion and of African American and African Diaspora Studies

In conversation with

Gareth Williams
Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature; author of On Ovid’s Metamorphoses; Co-Chair of the Core Knowledge series editorial board

Elisabeth A. Ladenson
Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Co-Chair of the Core Knowledge series editorial board

Philip Kitcher
John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; Special Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy; author of On John Stuart Mill

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Low Library Rotunda
6:00–-8:00 PM
Reception and book signing to follow panel discussion

The Core Knowledge series takes its motivation from the goals, ideals, challenges, and pleasures of Columbia College’s Core Curriculum. The aim is to capture the intellectual energy and the stimulus to creative thinking that is a fundamental ideal of such courses as Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization. In the spirit of Core teaching, the books are intended to reflect on what the featured works can be if approached from different or unusual vantage points; how they may inform modern experience, and how they are to be viewed not as sources of plain fact, certainty, and assured beliefs but as provocations to the imagination that help us to see differently, experimentally, and with a spirit of intellectual adventure.