Professor to Speak about 'The Sopranos,' 'Seinfeld' at the Smithsonian

OGDEN, Utah – Richard Greene, associate professor of philosophy at Weber State University, will present a one-day seminar Jan. 21 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


The seminar, "Philosophy 101: Baseball, The Sopranos and Seinfeld," is part of the Smithsonian's Resident Associate program. In the seminar, Greene will use pop culture to discuss principles of philosophy.


The Smithsonian invited Greene to host a seminar on philosophy based on his work with the Open Court Publishing Company's "Philosophy and Pop Culture Series." He co-edited the seventh volume in the series "The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I am" with fellow WSU philosophy professor Peter Vernezze. Greene also worked on an article for the fourth volume "Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale."


The resident associate program focuses on producing educational and informative opportunities for the residents of the Washington, D.C. area. Greene will hold four lectures between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that day.


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