Back to Basics: The Liberal Arts and Sciences as Common Ground for Meaningful Engagement

The Back to Basics series presents talks by GVSU faculty members in the liberal arts and sciences on some part of their field and its relevance for thinking about some current events or cultural issues. All talks will be followed by a questions and conversation.  The Back to Basics lecture series to open to everyone from the GVSU and West Michigan communities.

Tha Back to Basics series is co-Sponsored by The Koeze Business Ethics Initiative, the Hauenstein Center, GVSU Philosophy, and GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Sapere aude (dare to know)!


The Theory of Knowledge: Epistemic Pornography and Epistemic Poison

Andrew Spear, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Tuesday, February 7 6:30-8:00 p.m.
L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215


The Role of Fear and Existential Anxiety in Social and Political Judgment: A Social Psychological Perspective

Todd Williams, Associate Professor of Psychology

Tuesday, February 28 6:30-8:00 p.m.
L.V. Eberhard Center, GR Press Auditorium


Human Wrongs and Human Rights: Lessons from the Past and Thoughts on the Future

Karen Zivi, Associate Professor of Political Science in the Frederik Meijer Honors College

Wednesday, March 22 6:30-8:00 p.m.
L.V. Eberhard Center, GR Press Auditorium


Nihilism and the Self

Jeffrey Byrnes, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

Tuesday, March 28 6:30-8:00 p.m.
L.V. Eberhard Center, GR Press Auditorium


The Challenges of Teaching the History of Nazi Germany

Jason Crouthamel, Professor of History

Wednesday, April 12 6:30-8:00 p.m.
L.V. Eberhard Center, GR Press Auditorium