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7:00 pm Quid Est Veritas?: On Truth and the Moral Life

Tulane University

Room 204 of Richardson Memorial Hall

7:00 pm CDT

A lecture by Prof. Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina)

Co-sponsored by Tulane Catholic

Free and open to the public

Lecture Description:

Pilate's famous question, "What is truth?" continues to haunt us. This lecture will outline the Thomistic concept of truth with a special emphasis on its application to our moral and political life. We will focus especially on problems surrounding the very idea of moral knowledge, argument, and justification.

Speaker Bio:

Jennifer A. Frey (University of South Carolina) received her BA in from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana in 2000, and her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. In 2013 she was Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago prior to taking up her current appointment as Assistant Professor in the Philosophy department at the University of South Carolina. Jennifer's research interests lie at the intersection of virtue ethics and action theory. She has publications in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, The Journal of Analytic Philosophy, and in several edited volumes.  She is the recipient of several grants, including co-a 2.1 million dollar project awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, titled "Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning in Life." She is currently at work on three separate book projects.

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