Zephyr hosts intellectual retreats, lectures, seminars, and symposia on the fundamental principles underlying schools of thought. These are non-credit programs which usually take place during evenings or weekends and include dinner. This academic year, we will host a year-long lecture series on modernity. We will focus on the structure and meaning of being, reason, and communion, as interpreted in modern (largely continental) philosophy and theology. Of central interest will be the possibility of a relational metaphysics. If human being is substance in relation, how are we to think about areas of common life such as law and ethics?
“. . . knowledge has become separated from being and the bliss or ecstasy which characterizes the union of knowledge and being.” ~Seyyed Hossein Nasr