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Desire and the Good Life - Reflections on the Aristotelian Tradition: A Conference

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Begins October 12th at 5:00pm and concludes October 13th at 6:00pm

This conference will bring together scholars to explore fundamental ethical questions from within the Aristotelian tradition.

The program includes lectures by Prof. Candace Vogler (University of Chicago), Prof. Katja Vogt (Columbia University), Prof. Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina), and Prof. Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia University).

This event is co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Morningside Institute.

Free and open to the public.


Schedule of Lectures:

Friday, October 12th:

5:00pm           Candace Vogler / University of Chicago

“Local Goods, Global Good, and Desire”

Heavy hors d’oeuvres to follow

Saturday, October 13th:

10:30am         Breakfast

11:00am         Katja Vogt / Columbia University /

“The Guise of the Good”

(Lunch on your own)

2:00pm          Jennifer Frey / University of South Carolina

“To be good is to do the truth”

3:15pm          Dhananjay Jagannathan / Columbia University

“The rationality of desire: a defense of Platonism”

4:30pm          Roundtable discussion with presenters and audience