Learning through Inspiration and Beauty
I based this lecture series on an essay and never completed book. I wanted to explore the ways of life that have contributed to the great fluorescences of cultural history. Too often, we focus on the fruit of the tree - art, music, literature, science - rather than the tree itself. As I discuss the important elements, I reflect upon our current attitudes and habits and how they contribute or detract from a humane life.
A lecture that explores the importance of leisure as an element of artistic and scientific creativity. Part of the Humane Arts lecture series presented at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil, Ph.D.
A discussion of the importance of walking on the cultural history. Delivered as a lecture by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. at Peninsula College. Part of the Humane Arts Lecture Series exploring the key elements in developing a humane existence. For information on upcoming lectures, essays, and books by Wesley Cecil Ph.D.
The third lecture in the Humane arts lecture series discusses the importance of letter writing in intellectual history. For information on upcoming lectures, essays, and books by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. go to http://www.facebook.com/HumaneArts
This lecture explores the importance of conversation in the humanist tradition. Discussion includes the nature, history, influence and current state of the art of conversation. Delivered at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil, Ph.D. Part of the Humane Arts lecture series. For information on upcoming lectures, essays, and books by Wesley Cecil Ph.D.
This lecture presents the history and significance of the Salon and Cafe as a contributor to a humane existence. Delivered by Wesley Cecil, Ph.D. at Peninsula College, it is part of the Humane Arts Lecture series.
A lecture on the aspects of society that contribute to advancement in the arts and sciences. Presented by Wesley Cecil, PhD. at Peninsula College.
The final lecture in the Humane Arts lecture series presented by Wesley Cecil, PhD. at Peninsula College. This lecture explores the importance of the individual in creating the culture that allows us to thrive. Discussion includes gardening, sailing, and learning to play the piano.