Historical Horizons Lectures Series: "The Philosophy of History: What does it Matter?"

Nov 04, 2015 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Genesee Community College invites the public to the third of four scheduled presentations in the new Historical Horizons Lecture Series. Jim Simon, GCC associate dean of Orleans County Campus Centers, will explore how the philosophy of history impacts politics and culture in a talk entitled, “The Philosophy of History: What does it Matter?” From the recent Supreme Court case legalizing gay marriage to the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol, Simon will discuss how history informs students, teachers, citizens and policy makers in the 21st century.

Historical Horizons is sponsored by GCC’s new History Club and was developed from the success of the Civil War Initiative which featured dozens of events throughout the past three years commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This fall, a different historical lecture is scheduled on the first Wednesday of the month.