Friday, December 23, 2005

Dr. Fred Hallberg

From Wartburg College New and Events, December 22, 2005:

WAVERLY, Iowa — A retired University of Northern Iowa philosophy professor will present “From Dawn to Decadence” as part of the next installment of Wartburg College’s Keep on Learning series.

Dr. Fred Hallberg, UNI professor emeritus of philosophy, will teach the class Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center on the Wartburg campus.

The program will begin with coffee at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. The first class in the session is free, with a $30 fee for the remaining classes payable at the second class.

For the session, Hallberg will focus on more than 2,000 years of philosophic thought, reflecting on historian Jacques Barzun and other writers. Ideas from the current era, Enlightenment and Romantic movements and the dearth of philosophical thought during the Middle Ages will be covered. Writings of Plato, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Nagel will also be featured.

Hallberg taught philosophy and humanities at UNI from 1967 until his retirement in 1998. He currently resides in Janseville. Since retiring, he has presented “From Dawn to Decadence” to two other adult learning courses.