Wed, Jan 25|
University Catholic Center
Undergraduate Reading Group
Starting January 25th, 2023, we will be meeting every other Wednesday 5 – 6 PM at the University Catholic Center on UT Austin's campus to read and discuss, “What We Can’t Not Know." A copy of the book is provided for those who RSVP. This reading group is for UT undergraduates only.
Time & Location
Jan 25, 5:00 PM – Apr 19, 6:00 PM
University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA
About The Event
Is there anything--beyond all that cannot be scientifically observed and measured--that we can still all agree upon today? In particular, are there current (and eternal) moral truths that are available for the human mind to discover, truths that are within reach of our limited and fallible human reason, shared by all men and women of every region, culture, and age? In this groundbreaking work, Professor J. Budziszewski, senior fellow of the Austin Institute and Professor of Government and Philosophy at UT Austin answers the question in the affirmative.
In What We Can't Not Know, the author challenges the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments, he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature. Professor Budziszewski explains, in particular, the way our conscience works, how it stops working, and points to the extreme importance of its "education" or formation. Having gone through stages of atheism and nihilism in his own search for truth, the author comprehends moral relativism as few others can. With rigour and clarity, and with a good dose of courage, he gives us excellent reasons to confide in traditional morality and uphold traditional values.
Starting January 25th, 2023, we will be meeting at the University Catholic Center on UT Austin's campus to discuss these topics. Our group will meet every other Wednesday, between 5:00 and 6:00 PM. A copy of the book will be provided for those who RSVP.
Please Note: This reading group is for UT undergraduates only