Tue, Sep 01|
3206 Fairfax Walk
Prudence: The Forgotten Virtue
Come hear Dr. Stuart explore the meaning of the forgotten virtue of prudence, address the main causes of its disappearance and suggest ways to bring it back to our daily lives.
Time & Location
Sep 01, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
3206 Fairfax Walk, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About The Event
Especially today, we find that the virtue of prudence is particularly needed to manage the challenges we are facing, both in our private and in our public lives, but that it is sorely lacking. Come hear Dr. Stuart explore the meaning of this forgotten virtue, address the main causes of its disappearance and suggest ways to bring it back to our daily lives.
About our scholar:
Dr. Kevin E. Stuart, Ph.D.,
Executive Director of the Austin Institute for the Study of Family & Culture
Dr. Stuart received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied public law and political philosophy, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. He earned a Master of Sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science after receiving undergraduate degrees in history and English literature from Louisiana State University. He is the editor of the Catholicism & Society book series for the Society for Catholic Social Scientists (Franciscan University Press).
About this year's theme for our programs:
Prudence: a Word, a Virtue, a Theme
This year, following the requests of our students, the Austin Institute has developed its academic programming around a common theme that will unify the activities of the semester.
For the fall, the focus of our lectures, seminars, and reading group will be on a most underestimated and yet most needed virtue--even more so at the time of COVID: Prudence.
Prudence will also guide our practical choices for our programs. Our in-person and/or online programming will adapt with the most current health guidelines. We want to keep everyone safe while providing program opportunities during this pandemic.