Tue, Apr 30|
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
Apr 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – May 07, 2019, 8:30 PM
Stumberg Hall, 3206 Fairfax Walk, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About The Event
The best book about America was written by a French aristocrat who came to visit prisons. Alexis de Tocqueville was a strong proponent of liberty and a critic of democracy's tendency toward extreme individualism. Please join us for a 4-week seminar with Eyes of Texas award-winning teacher and Tocqueville scholar Dana Stauffer (Ph.D. University of Toronto) as we consider the deeper historical and philosophical roots underlying the tensions so visible on the surface of contemporary politics.
Week one: Religion and Politics
Week two: Women and Family
Week three: Democracy & Morality
Week four: Democracy & Leadership
Dr. Dana Jalbert Stauffer specializes in political theory. Her particular research interests include the history of political thought, especially classical political thought, and women in political thought. Before coming to the University of Texas, she taught at Kenyon College.