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Mon 29 Jan

2018 Luchinsky Lecture - Morality in an Age of Hubris: What Matters Most and Why

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The Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture will be aired on C-NET Channel 98 on the following dates:

  • Monday, February 5 at 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 AM
  • Friday, February 9 at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM

Please join us as we welcome Schreyer Scholar Alumnus, Author and Professor of Philosophy Dr. John Kaag for a conversation entitled "Morality in an Age of Hubris: What Matters Most and Why" as part of the 23rd Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture Series.

Dr. Kaag teaches philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is a best-selling author of the book, "American Philosophy: A Love Story." Dr. Kaag uses his award-winning book to inspire readers to evaluate the true meaning of love, freedom, and the role that wisdom can play in turning one's life around.

Join the conversation on Monday, January 29 and be led on a journey through time exploring philosophies and perceptions about morality and its impact in shaping one's future. Dr. Kaag will inspire and engage the entire audience as he takes a unique look at ethics, integrity and the reasons to be moral. What responsibility do we have in creating our own happiness? How do our choices define our character? Reserve a seat today and join the conversation to help us answer the question, "Why be moral?"

Dr. John Kaag is a 2003 graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State in Philosophy. He continued his academic career at the University of Cambridge and later earned a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oregon in 2007.

Dr. Kaag lives with his daughter, Becca, and partner, Carol, outside of Boston. He is currently working on "Hiking with Nietzsche," scheduled with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux for 2018 and "Think Again: An Introduction to Philosophy" for Norton.

Cosponsored by the Presidential Leadership Academy, Schreyer Honors College Student Council, and the Rock Ethics Institute.

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