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Past Events

  • Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Euthyphro"
    Fri, May 17
    May 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zephyr House, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this afternoon tea and discussion of Plato's dialogue about piety with Rupert Sparling (PhD Candidate, Philosophy).
  • Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Shakespeare's "Coriolanus": An Evening Seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 16
    May 16, 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 Club 2023-2024
    Zephyr Philosophy Club 2023-2024
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 14
    May 14, 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)
  • What is Art?
    What is Art?
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 08
    May 08, 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).
  • René Girard: Prophet of the Post-9/11 Age?
    René Girard: Prophet of the Post-9/11 Age?
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
    Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
    A colloquium for Stanford students and Zephyr Fellows on Rene Girard's "Battling to the End" in light of contemporary geopolitics.
  • Anselm's "Proslogion": an evening seminar
    Anselm's "Proslogion": an evening seminar
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Apr 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this two-part reading and discussion of Anselm's famous short treatise, the "Proslogion", led by Zephyr's Director of Academic Programs, Landon Hobbs.
  • The Supreme Court's Text and History
    The Supreme Court's Text and History
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zephyr Backyard, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for this evening salon with Profs. Michael McConnell (Stanford Law School) and Jonathan Gienapp (Stanford, Department of History). We will be discussing the Supreme Court's recent use of text and history as methods of constitutional interpretation.
  • Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Lysis"
    Afternoon Tea with Plato's "Lysis"
    Fri, Mar 08
    Mar 08, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this afternoon tea and discussion of Plato's charming dialogue about friendship.
  • Finite Humanity and Infinite Goodness: Gregory of Nyssa and the Ethics of Striving
    Finite Humanity and Infinite Goodness: Gregory of Nyssa and the Ethics of Striving
    Thu, Feb 15
    Feb 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford students are invited to join Zephyr for this two-part exploration of the ethics of Gregory of Nyssa, led by Thomas Slabon (University of South Florida)
  • The Invention of Romantic Love?: A Discussion
    The Invention of Romantic Love?: A Discussion
    Wed, Feb 07
    Feb 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All Stanford undergraduates are invited to join Zephyr to discuss C. S. Lewis's provocative historical analysis of the modern origins of our ideas of romantic love.
  • Aquinas on the Order of Charity
    Aquinas on the Order of Charity
    Sat, Feb 03
    Feb 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr the evening of Saturday, February 3rd for an evening of philosophical discussion. We will be reading Aquinas's discussion of the order of charity in Summa Theologiae II-II Q. 26.
  • Stump on Aquinas on Love
    Stump on Aquinas on Love
    Wed, Jan 31
    Jan 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All undergraduates are invited to join Zephyr for a discussion of Eleanor Stump's Thomistic account of the nature of love.
  • Zephyr Poetry Society (Winter 2024)
    Zephyr Poetry Society (Winter 2024)
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jan 30
    Jan 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    The Zephyr Poetry Society is a venue for the collective reading, discussion, and appreciation of the great poems of the English poetic tradition.
  • Zephyr Salon: A Conversation with James Orr (Cambridge)
    Zephyr Salon: A Conversation with James Orr (Cambridge)
    Fri, Jan 19
    Jan 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for an evening of conversation with philosopher Dr. James Orr (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University)
  • Aristotle's Politics: A Discussion
    Aristotle's Politics: A Discussion
    Wed, Jan 17
    Jan 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    All undergraduates are invited to join Zephyr for a discussion of the foundations of Aristotle's political philosophy.
  • Montaigne's "On Friendship": A Discussion
    Montaigne's "On Friendship": A Discussion
    Wed, Jan 10
    Jan 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Palo Alto, 2345 Dartmouth St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
    Join Zephyr for the first meeting of the quarter for our undergraduate discussion group.
  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Dec 05
    Dec 05, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Zoom accessible to accepted registrants
    A virtual reading and discussion group for physicians and physicians-in-training, led by Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
  • Fall 2023 Intellectual Retreat: Good, True, Beautiful
    Fall 2023 Intellectual Retreat: Good, True, Beautiful
    Sat, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Atherton, 157 Stockbridge Ave, Atherton, CA 94027, USA
    All undergraduates are invited to participate in this end-of-quarter reflection on perennial questions.
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