Giacomo Leopardi: The 19th Century Poet and Philosopher the 21st Century Needs

Code: SL51808

Dates: May 6, 2022

Meets: 12 N to 2:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $49.00

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All Italians recognize Leopardi as perhaps their greatest poet (only Dante is another serious candidate for this honor), and yet English speakers have rarely even heard of this philosopher and poet who influenced Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Beckett, Camus, and Bernhard. If you have ever thought that perhaps life is a "tragic farce," then Leopardi is the thinker for you. He was among the first to explore the modern, godless state of mind in all its ramifications, to reflect on how it came about, and how to live in it. We will mine his Moral Fables, poems, and massive Zibaldone diary for wisdom that will help us cope with today's America. Lunch is included.
Fee: $49.00

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Kent Bottles

Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science.

kentbottles@gmail.com

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