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FALL 2019 POLYMATHIC PIZZA SERIES

POLYMATHIC METAMORPHOSE: AN INTERROGATION ON THE PERMANENCE OF CHANGE

“It is in changing that we find purpose.”

--Heraclitus

 

“There is nothing permanent except change” is the quote we best remember from Heraclitus. Change is, indeed, one of the most stable features of the universe. The ancients understood the existentiality of change as well. In the Book of Changes, Confucianism teaches that the cosmos is the interaction between the two energies yin and yang, with the transformative power in the liminal space between; and Janus, premier deity in the Roman Pantheon, was the god of change, passages, and transition. Change can nonetheless be painful, destabilizing, and frightening, but change can also be transformative, a rebirth, and

purposeful. For the fall 2019 Polymathic Pizza series, we will explore the multifaceted meanings and realities of change to find the truth in Confucius’ words: “They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.”

 

Session 4: Resistance to Change--Investigating Inertia

with Gene Bickers, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

 

Event Date: Thursday October 31, 2019

Event Time: 5p to 6:30p

Event Location: Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, DML 241

Menu: Pizza

Contact information: Karin Huebner | 213-740-8747 | khuebner@usc.edu

Hosted by: Harman Academy

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, October 29 9p

 

 


   
     

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Please call Karin Huebner at 213-740-8747
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This event is hosted by the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Karin Huebner at 213-740-8747.

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