Seminar: “Francois Furet on the Revolutionary Passion,” with Matthew Crawford

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Mar 05, 2016


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 2326 (Faculty Library)
385 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 2326 (Faculty Library)

Event Description


In addition to this seminar, Mark Summers will be giving a lecture on March 3 entitled “Attention as a Cultural Problem″. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. This will be done primarily on a first come, first served basis. Readings will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at


Matthew Crawford attended Berkeley High and the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he majored in physics. Later he earned a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago, specializing in ancient political thought. Currently he is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and also fabricates parts for custom motorcycles in Richmond, Virginia. Among other public events, Matthew Crawford was featured in a TedxEast talk, and has been interviewed on The Colbert Report, National Review, and The PBS News Hour.