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May June Community Calendar for St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico




    MAY/JUNE 2013

    In this Issue:Summer Lecture Series,

    Bread Loaf Lectures, Concerts, Events, Bookstore

    Law is mind without reason.


    Music on the Hill 2013Wednesday evening concerts in June and July

  • 2SUMMER LECTURE SERIESJoin us for a series of informal lectures, sponsored by the colleges GraduateInstitute. The series begins on Wednesday, June 19,and continues for six consecutive Wednesday afternoons, concluding July 31. Free and open to thepublic, each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer period.

    Reductionism, Naturalism, and Undecidability Simon DeDeo, research fellow, Santa Fe InstituteWednesday, June 19, 3:15 p.m.Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center

    A common version of naturalism holds that higher-level theories, such as thoseof the biological and social sciences, describe the relationships betweencoarse-grainings of more fundamental theories. The laws of the higher-leveltheories must be consistent with laws relating the fine-grained quantities.Using the tools of formal language theory, Simon DeDeo will present a toymodel under which this account is strictly true, with a separation of theoriesinto a single, ordered hierarchy of levels. He then will show how, for theories ofreasonable sophistication, this hierarchy-of-levels picture not only collapses,but the reducibility of one theory to another becomes undecidable (in theGodelian sense). He will provide an example from recent empirical work thatsuggests this does indeed take place and examine the natural consequencesthat (1) the practice of the higher sciences is at least partially independent ofphysics, and (2) philosophy of science is itself an independent enterprise.

    Simon DeDeo is a research fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, where he works oninformation processing and computation in social and biological systems.Since 2011 he has been the principal investigator on an Emerging Frontiersgrant from the National Science Foundation, and his research has been cov-ered in the New Scientist and Scientific American and on National PublicRadio. He studied physics, cosmology, and applied mathematics at HarvardUniversity, Cambridge University, and Princeton, where he received his PhDin 2006.

    Humanity Exists in a State of Rupture from the World: Hegel, theFall, and Spirits Alienation from NatureRaoni Padui, tutor, St. Johns College, Santa FeWednesday, June 26, 3:15 p.m.Junior Common Room, Peterson Student CenterThe story of the Fall, especially in the Christian version that interprets it interms of original sin, is a constant theme in Hegels writings. His interpreta-tion of the Fall and of evil is not only interesting and original in its own right,but influences the manner in which Hegel comes to think of humanitysalienation from nature. In this lecture, Raoni Padui will first attempt to explore Hegels reading as it appears in his Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, with special attention to the necessity of our natural alienation. He

  • 3then hopes to show how it is used and repeated in surprising places through-out Hegels work, including the Phenomenology, the Logic, and the Philoso-phy of History. A visiting tutor at St. Johns College since spring 2012, Raoni Padui received abachelor of arts degree from Vassar College in 2003 and a master of arts degreeand doctorate in philosophy from Villanova University in 2005 and 2012, respectively. Before coming to St. Johns, Raoni Padui was an adjunct instruc-tor at Villanova and on the part-time faculty of the University of New Mexico.

  • 4BREAD LOAF LECTUREThe Tolstoy Family Story ContestMichael Katz, professor emeritus, Middlebury CollegeTuesday, June 25, 7 p.m.Coffee Shop, Peterson Student Center

    Michael Katz will speak about his current project, The Tolstoy Family StoryContest, in which he retranslates Tolstoys notorious and controversial story,The Kreutzer Sonata and translates into English for the first time twocounter-stories by Tolstoys wife and one by their son, all of which disagreewith Tolstoys tale. His wifes stories, recently published in Moscow, lay hid-den for almost 100 years in an attempt to avoid compromising her reputationas Tolstoys faithful wife and the mother of his many children.

    Michael Katz is C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East EuropeanStudies at Middlebury College. The author of The Literary Ballad in EarlyNineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Dreams and the Unconscious inNineteenth-Century Russian Fiction, he has translated and edited the NortonCritical Editions of Fyodor Dostoevskys Notes from Underground and IvanTurgenevs Fathers and Sons. Professor Katz also has translated, among otherworks, Dostoevskys Devils, Alexander Herzens Who Is to Blame?, and N. G.Chernyshevskys What Is to Be Done?

    Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find


    Chopin and SchoenbergPeter Pesic, pianoFriday, May 10, 12:10-1:15 p.m.Junior Common Room, Peterson Student CenterThere is no charge for admission.

    Musician-in-residence and tutor Peter Pesic concludes his series of pianisticexplorations for the 2012-2013 academic year. In this concert, he will per-form Chopins Waltzes, opp. 69/2, 70/2, 70/3, and CT 222, Chopins Polonaise-Fantasy, op. 61, and Schoenbergs Suite, op. 25.

    Peter Pesic is a tutor and musician in residence at St. Johns College, Santa Fe.He attended Harvard and Stanford, obtaining a doctorate in physics. He has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Mr. Pesic is also a visiting scholar at Harvard.

    talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. SIR FRANCIS BACON


    Celebrating its eighth season, Music on theHill has rapidly become a signature SantaFe summer event. St. Johns College wouldlike to thank the Santa Fe community andthe concert series lead sponsors LosAlamos National Bank, KSFR, VerveGallery, Santa Fe Properties Luxury MarketGroup, the Santa Fean, Chalmers CapitolFord Lincoln, and Barraclough and Associ-ates for supporting our annual event. From early June to late July, localand nationally known musicians offer free weekly Wednesday-evening concerts in a wide range of jazz styles.Concerts take place on the colleges athletic field, from 6 to 8 p.m. Parkingis available close to campus and a free shuttle runs between Museum Hilland the colleges athletic field. For details, click HERE. Concertgoers may picnic on the field. Food is available for purchase from Walter BurkeCatering, and beverages can be purchased from Sprouts Farmers Market.

    Please note that NO PETS are allowed on campus, and that bicycles must beparked in designated areas.


    June 12Faith AmourJazz Vocals

    June 19Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band,With Joan Kessler

    June 26Straight Up,With J Q Whitcomb and Brian Wingard

    This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of theDepartment of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



    July 10Janice and Vinnie ZummoJazz Vocals and Guitar

    July 17John Proulx QuartetRat Pack Standards

    July 24NosotrosLatin Jazz

  • For aught that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never didrun smooth. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


    SALOME AND THE MAIDSFriday and Saturday, May 3-4; Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8Friday 5/3 and Tuesday 5/7 are The Maids at 7:30 p.m. in the Great HallSaturday 5/4 and Wednesday 5/8 is Salome at 7:30 p.m. in the Great HallAdmissions is free to the St. Johns College communitySt. Johns College students will perform Oscar Wildes Salomand Jean Genets The Maidsover the course of the four days on an alternating schedule.


    Unlock new realms of thought in the words of Western Civilizations greatestauthors and in the company of inquiring minds around the seminar table.

    Join us for Summer Classics in Santa FeWeek I: July 7-12Week II: July 14-19Week III: July 21-26

    Seminars cover a wide range of topics and interests. 2013 offerings includeseminars on works by Aristotle, John Le Carr, Mozart, Issac Newton, Mari-lynne Robinson, Shakespeare, Stendhal, Leo Tolstoy, Marguerite Yourcenar,and more.

    Summer Classics participants are invited to explore the vibrancy of historicSanta Fe and attend cultural events, including St. Johns College Music onthe Hill concert series, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and theworld-renowned Santa Fe Opera.

    The complete schedule for Summer Classics 2013 and seminar details can beviewed HERE. Seminars are filling up quickly, but there are still spaces available. Please call, 505-984-6015 or email

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    JPhi: A Voyage from Brain to Soulby Giulio Tononi

    Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintingsby Stephen Addiss

    Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscapeby David Hinton

    The Red Book, Liber Novus, A Readers Editionby C.G.Jung

    The Art of Fermentationby Sandor Ellix Katz


    >BOOKSTORE SUMMER HOURSBEGIN MAY 28TH:Monday 8:30-7Tuesday 8:30-6Wednesday 8:30-6Thursday 8:30-7Friday 8:30-5Closed