St. John’s College, Santa Fe, tutor Linda Wiener will give a lecture titled “Artistic Expression in Animals” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.
Wiener’s lecture will explore artistic expressions occurring in animals ranging from protists to mammals. She will investigate how biologists and philosophers, both ancient and modern, interpret these expressions and how these interpretations alter our understanding of animals and of our place in nature.
Wiener received her bachelor’s in biology from the University of Miami, her master’s in entomology from Colorado State University, and her doctorate in entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was an entomology associate at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, before joining the faculty at St. John’s in 1985.
Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:
September 13 “The Declaration of Independence: Is That Philosophy, or Did You Make It Up Yourself?” by David Townsend, St. John’s College tutor
September 20 “Is Obscenity Obsolete?” by William Braithwaite, St. John’s College tutor
September 27 “Knowing and Ground: A Reading of Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of Spirit,’” by Matthew Linck, St. John’s College tutor
October 11 “Can Taxes Be Fair? Should They Be?” by William Peirce, professor, Department of Economics, Case Western University
October 18 “In the Wilderness: Moses as Founder and Lawgiver,” by Ronna Burger, professor, Department of Philosophy, Tulane University
October 25 “Aristotle on Friendship and Teaching Philosophy,” by Daniel P. Maher, professor, Department of Philosophy, Assumption College
November 15 “Emancipation Proclamation,” by George Russell, St. John’s College tutor
November 22 “Augustine,” by Michael Brogan, St. John’s College tutor