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Insight Seminars: Emerson and Einstein, Public Intellectuals

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

Poetry, philosophy, and science merge in the works of these two great geniuses who were public intellectuals, change agents for their times and ours. What did they believe and how did they practice as intellectual leaders? Read Emerson’s and Einstein’s essays on diverse issues of public concern then and now.


  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essential Emerson (Mod. Lib.) ISBN-13: 978-0679783220
  • Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions (Broadway Books) ISBN-13: 978-0517884409
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar


Continuing and Professional Education, Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Alumni



$120 general public; $95 OLLI Members


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