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Fri, Sep 11 | Batts Hall (BAT)
Seminar: "Tocqueville on the Democratic Soul" with Dr. Dana Stauffer
What makes the American soul? The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville was both a proponent of liberty and a critic of democratic excess and extreme individualism. Join us for a 4-week seminar with Dr. Dana Stauffer as we consider the deeper philosophical roots of the democratic soul.
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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