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Fri, Sep 11 | Batts Hall (BAT)

Seminar: "Friendship in the Classical and Christian World: A Seminar on Aristotle and Aquinas" with Dr. Erik Dempsey

The Classical and Christian traditions hold friendship as a measure of both happiness and virtue. But what makes a friendship? Join us for this four-part series with Dr. Erik Dempsey, UT-Austin professor of Core Texts and Ideas, in searching out the long and lasting art of friendship.

Time & Location

Sep 11, 12:00 PM - Nov 13, 1:00 PM

About The Event

Over the course of ten Friday lunches, we will read and discuss provocative essays on prudence by two leading thinkers. The first six Fridays will be spent on excerpts from Russell Kirk's Politics of Prudence. For the final four meetings, we will look at Josef Pieper's commentaries on prudence in his book, The Cardinal Virtues. No outside reading is required. The essays are short enough that we should be able to read them as a group and then launch into a good discussion about their implications. Bring your lunch and join us every Friday starting September 11th.

 

We will meet in the courtyard between Batts Hall and Mezes Hall

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