Hutton House Course proposals for Fall 2015
Hutton House is a nationally recognized adult education program at LIU/Post, in Brookville, Long Island. For information, contact its Director, Kay Sato, at email@example.com.
WHAT MUST WE DO NOW.
For those who are concerned about the current direction of American society, this two part course will analyze the roots of our current crises and then seek to present a vision, strategies, and a practical program of economic, social and political reconstruction. We will draw upon actual theories and programs that, though “under the radar” of public attention, are currently challenging traditional economics and politics, and can even be locally initiated.
Two sessions — on Wed., September 16 & 23, from 1-3pm
AN EXPLORATION OF THE THOUGHT AND LIFE OF ALBERT CAMUS
As the Western World is now seeing a revival of interest in the work of this Nobel Prize recipient, it would seem an appropriate time to explore the contemporary relevance of his life and thought. We will focus on his major works — The Stranger, The Plague, The Fall, and The Rebel — as they develop the key stages of his thought. In addition to exploring his concepts of “the absurd,” and “revolt”, we will consider his personal roots, as set forth in his uncompleted fictionalized autobiography, The First Man, the manuscript that was found with his body at the time of his tragic death. The frame for this discussion is provided by the comprehensive study of his work that is found in my “Camus: A Critical Examination.”
Five sessions, on Wednesdays from September 30 – October 28 from 1-3pm.
Dr. David Sprintzen. Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at LIU Post. Founder and officer of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, and an officer with LI Jobs with Justice and Citizen Action of New York. Author of books on Albert Camus and American Philosophy, and numerous articles on contemporary society.