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“Standing on the Very Edge of the Infinite”: Aristotle, Kant and Václav Havel

Ian Marcus Corbin G ‘08 | 12pm, September 27

While imprisoned in Heřmanice, the Czech playwright, dissident, and future statesman Václav Havel had a profound experience of natural beauty that left him feeling like he was standing at the "very edge of the infinite." Havel's depiction of this experience provides the basis of an illuminating account of the relationship between natural beauty and the sublime.

Ian Marcus Corbin is a PhD candidate in philosophy at Boston College and a Lecturer at Northeastern University.

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