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Book-A-Month Club – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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July 30 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm CEST


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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin A. Abbott

Host: Dr. Àlex Gómez-Marín

Tuesday July 30, 2024
9:00am PDT  | 12:00pm EDT  | 5:00pm BST  |  6:00pm CEST 

This event is LIVE and FREE. All registered participants will receive the RECORDING.

An informal monthly get-together to discuss books of significance for the Pari Center community.


What is it like to be a square living in a two-dimensional world? How would other inhabitants —such as lines, triangles, circles, or irregular shapes—cohabitate with one another in Flatland? What would they say if a sphere came down into their world? Could they glimpse a higher dimensional reality?

Published 140 years ago, this 96-page satirical novel is of contemporary relevance. Under the pseudonym “A Square”, the English schoolmaster and theologian E. A. Abbott narrates the daily adventures of such geometrical figures and provides valuable insights into human transcendence.

From subtle geometry to intricate sociology, Flatland helps us make the supernatural natural by conceiving it as high-dimensional. It is indeed a timely parable to deal with ontological shock of certain anomalous experiences in the age of science. Seeing a greater reality requires a greater vision. Our limited view of the world can be expanded via mathematical imagination.


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July 30
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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST
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