The Great Connections Fall 2015 Weekend Seminar
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The Great Connections Seminar, October 1 - 4, 2015: Reason and Power
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The Hotel Blake, Chicago
Sponsored byRIF Institute
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Thursday, October 1Friday, October 2Saturday, October 3Sunday October 4
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9:00-11:00Inner Power: Epictetus, Enchiridon ("Handbook"), selection9-10:30 Political Power: James Madison, "Federalist 51, Separation of Powers"'
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The Power of a Society: Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy, Chapters III-VThere will be a 15 minute break during the 2-hour sessions.
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11:00-1:00Lunch on your ownLunch on your own10:45-12:00 Inner Power - Ray Raad, What is the research evidence for free will?
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1:00-3:30As background to the seminar, watch: Michael Strong and Socratic PracticeThe Power of Architecture: Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture; Sullivan, Kindergarten Chats: Architecture History 12:00-1:00 and Tour 1:00-3:00 PMThe Power of Art: Discussion & Art Tour12 Noon: Departures
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3:30-4:00BreakBreak
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4:00-6:00As background to the seminar, watch: Socratic Practice as Disruptive TechnologySocial Power: Goldhammer & Shils, "Types of Power," selections; Ayn Rand, "The Trader Principle"The Power of Morality: Rand, "Causality Versus Duty"
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6:00-7:30Dinner on your ownBreak
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7:30 PMIntroduction to Socratic Practice and Seminar: Kant, "What is Enlightenment" The Power of Propoganda: Watch selections and discuss "Triumph of the Will" and "Why We Fight"The Power of Ideas: Tibor Machan "My Life and Objectivism"; Dinner together
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9:00 PMInformalInformalInformal
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