AN INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY AND CULTURE IN
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
COVID Response: All in-person and/or online programming will adapt with the most current health guidelines.

Spring 2022 Theme: Happiness

  • The Good Life Book Club
    The Good Life Book Club
    Sep 02, 2021, 6:30 PM – May 12, 2022, 8:30 PM
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    This program is for Austin’s young professionals. We are creating a space, a recurring occasion for cultural enrichment, dialogue, and personal growth. We will meet every other week, on Thursday or Friday evening (based on attendees' needs). Register below to save your spot... and spread the word!
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  • How and How Not to Be Happy
    How and How Not to Be Happy
    Jan 25, 7:00 PM – Feb 15, 8:30 PM
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    The West is facing a happiness crisis. Today, less than a quarter of American adults rate themselves as very happy—a new low. False views of happiness abound, and the explosion in “happiness studies” has done little to dispel them. Why is true happiness so elusive, and why is it so hard to define?
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  • It’s Not Selfish to Pursue One’s Own Happiness (Rightly Understood):  Reconciling Platonic Eros with Christian Agape
    It’s Not Selfish to Pursue One’s Own Happiness (Rightly Understood): Reconciling Platonic Eros with Christian Agape
    Jan 31, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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  • "The Pursuit of Happiness" from the Declaration of Independence to 2022
    "The Pursuit of Happiness" from the Declaration of Independence to 2022
    Feb 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    A talk on the meaning of this august phrase and the role that political freedom plays in achieving it through the values that makeup American exceptionalism.
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  • The Classical Ideal of Happiness: On Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Some Modern Alternatives
    The Classical Ideal of Happiness: On Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Some Modern Alternatives
    Feb 22, 7:00 PM CST – Mar 22, 8:30 PM CDT
    Austin Institute, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Explore Canavox, a cheerful marriage movement that offers reading groups to friends who support the historic understanding of marriage.

     

HOST YOUR OWN READING GROUP

If you are interested in hosting your own reading group, have a bunch of friends who would love to join you, but cannot find the right location for it, Stumberg Hall might be the right place for you! We are very close to campus, have plenty of indoor and outdoor space, and you are always welcome to drink our great coffee.

     
THIS SUMMER AT THE AUSTIN INSTITUTE
     
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 High School Seminar 

 Human Meaning and the Moral Life 
 July 17 - 23, 2022
 The University of Texas at Austin