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Recovering the humanities in the heart of Silicon Valley

The Zephyr Institute is a community of scholars, students, and professionals committed to gaining a fuller understanding of the human person and the common good.

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Who we are

Find out more about our mission at Stanford and in Silicon Valley

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What we do

Explore our upcoming events and programs

Upcoming Events

  • What is Art?
    What is Art?
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 22
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this exploration of philosophical questions about the nature, purpose, and value of art. We will be reading R. G. Collingwood's "Principles of Art" (1938).
  • Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 30
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for a five-part reading and discussion of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", led by Ben Gee (PhD Candidate, Department of English).
  • Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy
    Zephyr Philosophy Camp 2024: Political Philosophy
    Mon, Jul 15
    Jul 15, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT
    Stanford University
    Jul 15, 2024, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 19, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT
    Stanford University
    A week-long philosophy summer day camp for rising junior and senior high school students and incoming college freshmen with Dr. Molly Oshatz.
  • Zephyr Philosophy Club 2024-2025
    Zephyr Philosophy Club 2024-2025
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Sep 10
    Sep 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Atherton, Atherton, CA, USA
    Sep 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Atherton, Atherton, CA, USA
    A monthly philosophy gathering for high school students, led by Dr. Molly Oshatz (Zephyr Institute)

Support Us

Support meaningful intellectual inquiry by giving to Zephyr.
As a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on the support of donors to continue our mission. All donations are tax-deductible.

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