Andrew Pessin, professor of philosophy at Connecticut College, will be the speaker at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel (BSBI) annual winter lecture series. The three-part program, titled “Wisdom in the Winter,” will be held on three consecutive Mondays at 7:30 pm at the synagogue located at 400 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester.
Jan. 22: Puzzles and Paradoxes, Reason and Faith
Jan. 29: Maimonides: Religious Philosopher or Philosopher of Religion?
Feb. 5: The Idea(s) of Zionism
Pessin is also campus bureau editor of The Algemeiner (a news source focusing on Jews and Israel). His books include The Sixty-Second Philosopher, Uncommon Sense: The Strangest Ideas from the Smartest Philosophers, and The God Question: What Famous Thinkers From Plato to Dawkins Have Said About the Divine, as well as two novels. Pessin also portrayed “The Genius” several times on the David Letterman show.
Admission: $30 ($15/students) for the series; $12 ($5/students) per lecture at the door.
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