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Fri, Sep 11 | Batts Hall (BAT)

"The Pursuit of Happiness" from the Declaration of Independence to 2022

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.

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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