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A lecture by Joel Dominic ’20 (Stanford University)

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Aug 20, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT


About the Event

In this lecture, Joel Dominic ’20 shared his progress towards developing an original philosophy of beauty, drawing upon research from his senior year at Stanford. He addressed how the perception and experience of beauty leads to apprehension of the object of experience. Taking into account the medieval distinction between intellectus (intuitive reasoning) and ratio (logical reasoning), he explored whether the experience of beauty is related to reasoning in the sense of intellectus. Thinkers discussed were drawn from both medieval and modern schools of thought. 


Joel Dominic ’20 graduated from Stanford University this year with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Mathematics. At Stanford, he conducted research his senior year towards developing an original philosophy of beauty. He now works as a Quantitative Trader at Virtu Financial in Austin, Texas. Joel has worked as a data analyst and product development intern at SUP in Singapore, and as a software development intern at nCent Labs in Palo Alto. He is a former Junior Fellow at the Zephyr Institute, and an alumnus of Structured Liberal Education.

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