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Scottish Enlightenment

Join us Thursday, October 10th for a lecture on SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT a remarkable explosion of intellectual activity fueled by a combination of speculative gusto and deeply ingrained common sense. Such thinkers as James Beattie, William Robertson, Thomas Reid, and David Hume will be a major topic of our discussion. Presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns. Reception to follow. $25 per person

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When: Thursday October 10th
6:30 pm
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Saint Andrew's Society of NY
150 East 55th Street
3rd floor
New York, New York  10022
United States
Presenter: Nicholas Birns
Contact: Brigid Tucker
212-223-4248


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SAINT ANDREW'S SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES
SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT
presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns

The Scottish Enlightenment was a remarkable explosion of intellectual activity, fueled by a combination of speculative gusto and deeply ingrained common sense. Join us as we discuss the lives, achievements, and milieu of such thinkers as James Beattie, William Robertson, Thomas Reid, and above all David Hume, whose critique of miracles will be a major topic of our discussion. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 10th | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10022

Reception to follow.  Tickets: $25

About the Speaker:
Nicholas Birns is the editor of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/NZ Literature. He is the author of Understanding Anthony Powell (University of South Carolina Press, 2004) and the co-editor of A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (Camden House, 2007), a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 2008. His Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory From 1950 to the Early 21st Century appeared from Broadview in 2010. His other books include Barbarian Memory: The Legacy of Early Medieval History in Early Modern Literature  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead (Sydney University Press in 2015). He has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Hollins Critic, Exemplaria, MLQ, and  Partial Answers. Nicholas teaches literature courses at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-223-4248
Email: office@standrewsny.org

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