LEctures and Conferences
The Importance of a Literary Imagination
A conversation with celebrated author of children’s literature Mary Pope Osborne. Mary will discuss the unique appeal and challenge of children’s literature as well as the inspiration and fruits of her work.
Desire and the good life
A reflection on the Aristotelian tradition, especially as it regards practical reasoning as a way of seeking the good. Featuring:
Jennifer Frey - University of South Carolina
Candace Vogler - University of Chicago
Katja Vogt - Columbia University
Dhananjay Jagannathan - Columbia University
the crisis of liberalism
In light of the increasing tensions apparent in liberal societies, is liberalism an inherently contradictory system whose success generates its own downfall? Patrick Deneen elaborates on the argument of his new book Why Liberalism Failed and Vincent Phillip Muñoz responds.
Patrick Deneen - University of Notre Dame
Vincent Phillip Muñoz - University of Notre Dame
Guilt, Sin, and Privilege: A Fresh Look
Bill McClay expounds on the idea that modern secular society has not shed the mindset of sin and repentance, but is in fact burdened by a graver psychology of transgression and guilt with no adequate means of expiation. Rabbi Shalom Carmy responds.
Bill McClay - University of Oklahoma
Rabbi Shalom Carmy - Yeshiva University