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Public Lecture

Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make: European Social Theory and the Real-Life “Fetish”

On Tuesday, March 7, Freud. J. Lorand Matory will offer a novel perspective on the social roots of tandem African and European understandings of collective action, illuminating the relationship of European social theory to the racism suffered by Africans and assimilated Jews alike.

From the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Farquhar Globe

Exhibit

 

Opening March 10, 2017, Scale: A Matter of Perspective will explore the concept of scale from multiple perspectives, including investigation of the cosmos with telescopes and microscopes, models that scale things up, and those that scale things down, and social scale.

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Public Lecture

Biology of Consciousness: William James to Richard Schultes and Beyond

On Monday, March 6, Brian Farrell and Davíd Carrasco will explore how biological and cultural forces shape the development of consciousness. The speakers will reflect on William James’ “religious propensities” and Richard Schultes’ study of psychoactive substances among Indigenous peoples in exploring the biological and cultural doors of perception.

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