Why is there, still, after many centuries of humankind history, some reticence and even reluctance to accept intellectual genius in women? The class will examine and discuss the intellectual work of three very intelligent women: Émilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749, French) on Newtonian physics, Hanna Arendt (1906-1975, German-Jew) on the evil of the Holocaust, and Zaha Hadid (1950-2016, Iraqi-British) on "liberated architectural geometry." In particular, within these three different disciplines—science, philosophy, and art—any human being, regardless of sex and gender, could and would think and reason with great intelligence.
910.821.01 Homewood campus
Tuesdays, March 26 to April 30, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $149 (six sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.