Sunday, May 13, 2012

To Be Human: How We Became Modern with Seth Lerer


From UCtelevision, recorded at the UC San Diego campus, an interesting talk on how the development of language and the construction of linear time helped us become "human." Lerer is author of Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language.




To Be Human: How We Became Modern with Seth Lerer
Seth Lerer, the dean of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego, presents how language, the written word and the recognition of the passage of time have led to the modern conception of self and the individual in this series exploring what it means to be human. Lerer's lecture is part of the "To Be Human" series sponsored by the Making of the Modern World program at Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

MMW is a multi-course general education sequence designed to provide a broad, global overview of the past from the emergence of the human species to the contemporary world. Series: "To Be Human " [5/2012]
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