Aldous Huxley lecture series, “What a Piece of Work Is a Man”
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This collection contains transcripts and audio files of six lectures Aldous Huxley gave at the Massachusetts Instititue of Technology in the fall of 1960. He was the Carnegie Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presenting a series of lectures concerning history, language, and art under the title "What a Piece of Work is a Man." The lectures were presented by the MIT Department of Humanities as part of the Centennial Program of the founding of MIT.
- Creation: 1960
- Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 (Person)
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In the fall semester 1960 Aldous Huxley was the Carnegie Visiting Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He presented a series of lectures concerning history, language, and art under the title "What a Piece of Work is a Man." The lectures were presented by the MIT Department of Humanities as part of the Centennial Program of MIT. Huxley finished the visiting professorship on November 21 but returned to MIT in April to participate with 100 other international leaders to take part in the formal celebration in April 1961 of the centennial of the founding of MIT, where he spoke on the "Education on the Non-Verbal Level".
1.3 Cubic Feet (6 transcripts, 14 audiotapes, 7 audiocassettes)
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- Guide to the Records of the Aldous Huxley Lecture Series, "What a Piece of Work Is Man," 1960
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