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Standing at the Very Edge of the Infinite

  • Elm Institute Library (map)

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.

Lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited; those wishing to attend should RSVP here.

Ian Marcus Corbin is Project Lead for The Human Network Initiative at Harvard Medical School.

Earlier Event: September 26
The Theology of Liberalism
Later Event: October 1
Beauty and the Arts