When: Tuesdays, March 21 & 28 and April 4 & 11
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Where: Dobie Center, 2021 Guadalupe Street, Suite 260
To our modern ears, words like “virtue” may seem a bit quaint. What the ancient philosophers understood better than we do, however, is that virtue provides the key to self-mastery, and self-mastery is the mark of a truly free man or woman.
Join Dr. Koons for a four-week series on the four virtues upon which all others hinge: prudence, justice, courage and moderation. Each week, we will read short selections from texts by Plato, Aristotle, and Thomas Aquinas, in an effort to recover a robust sense of the four virtues that, when properly developed, help us master ourselves and light the way to real freedom.
Dr. Robert Koons teaches metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophical logic, and ancient and medieval philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been for 24 years. He is the author of three books, including a forthcoming volume, The Atlas of Reality: A Complete Guide to Metaphysics, which should be published later this year.