ESP Biography



SOREN REHN, ESP Teacher




Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: University of Chicago

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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But Aren’t We Friends on Facebook? in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
You have 2 friend requests. Aristotle – 2 mutual friends Confirm? Ignore? Karl Marx – 0 mutual friends Confirm? Ignore? Well, before we respond, maybe we should consider what they think a friend is. Have you ever stopped to think about this word “friend”? What is a friend to you? Why do we have them? How can we be better friends? To help us think about these questions, we’ll be exploring how great minds like Aristotle and Karl Marx approached friendship. The goal is to help us form our own ideas and discuss them. So, Confirm or Ignore?


Come Join The Terror of the North! in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Vikings held Europe in awe and terror for several hundred years. Come for a look deep into the runic lore, that we might find how the Norsemen wielded such power. (and perhaps there will be some adventures of our own!)


Demons! and the language they spoke: Dostoevsky and his beloved Russia in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
In 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote a brilliant and darkly prophetic vision of Russia's social turmoil and subsequent communist rule. But it wasn't all bad: like most of his works, Dostoevsky shares with us a glimpse of the fast, tumultuous, and impetuous nature of life in Russia. We'll be exploring the book, the language and trying to get a glimpse of life in "Mother Russia."


How to Persuade: The Aristotelian Way in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Aristotle wrote that rhetoric is "the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion." So, what "available means" are staring you in the face? We'll be exploring how we can speak and act persuasively on the platform or in every day life through Aristotle's Rhetoric. And then we'll practice on each other! Come ready to convince or be convinced.