Saturday University: Life's Big Questions and Philosophy's Answers to Them
10/5/2013, 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Members of Vanderbilt University’s philosophy department will lecture on “Life’s Big Questions and Philosophy’s Answers to Them” this October during Vanderbilt’s Saturday University series.
Saturday University makes members of the Vanderbilt faculty available to the general public at a fraction of normal tuition rates for seminars that eschew testing and grades. This semester, Vanderbilt philosophers will lecture on four consecutive Saturdays for a single $75 fee.
Professors John Lachs, Kelly Oliver, Michael Hodges, and Scott Aiken will each lecture. Topics include: Growing Old and the Societal Issues associated with an Aging Population; Religion’s Role in Modern Life; Technology, Bioethics, and Human Reproduction; and Stoicism and the Good Life.
Each Saturday session will include lecture, plus Q&A, from 9:30 until 11:30. The total fee is $75. Go to the website for the registration form send it in soon.
Oct. 5: John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, on “The Past, the Future and the Present,” about living in the now.
Oct. 12: Scott Aikin, assistant professor of philosophy, on “Happiness and Self-mastery,” about mastering one’s emotions.
Oct. 19: Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy, on “The Big Picture: Philosophy after the Apollo Missions,” about global ethics and world citizenship.
Oct. 26: Michael Hodges: professor of philosophy, on “The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life,” about achieving or at least approximating moral and social ideals.
Hosted by: Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science degree program