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Voltaire and The Lessons of "Candide"

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"Candide" and Voltaire's satirical questioning of optimism therein provide a compelling example of literature as "equipment for living." In class we will identify and discuss the issues surrounding the notion that this is the best of all possible worlds, the arguments pro and con, and think through our own convictions in a culminating position paper, grounded in the book, and the protagonist's education in the matter.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Robert F. Gish 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/1/2018 - 5/22/2018 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 108 Robert F. Gish