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WHAT: Fall Culture and Values Seminar: “Human Identity/Nature: Stable and/or Changing?”
 
WHEN: Oct. 18 through Nov. 19
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9 a.m. to noon

 
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Center for the Study of Culture and Values
Gibbons Hall, Room B-12
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, D.C.
 
DETAILS: Catholic University’s Center for the Study of Culture and Values begins its annual fall seminar on Monday, Oct. 18, with scholars from Brazil, China, Congo, India, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Poland, Russia and Senegal.

The focus of the seminars will be:

  • Oct. 18 to Oct. 22: An examination of the history of the idea of nature in the light of Pierre Hadot’s “The Veil of Isis.”
     
  • Oct. 25 to Oct. 29: An analysis of the ways in which the changing idea of nature through history sheds light on the question of what human nature is, and whether it is changing and/or stable.
     
  • Nov. 1 to Nov. 5: An examination of the relevance of bio-philosophy to the question of human nature in light of Etienne Gilson’s “From Aristotle to Darwin and Back Again.”
     
  • Nov. 8 to Nov. 12: An inquiry into the contemporary discussion of human nature in light of Charles Taylor’s “The Ethics of Authenticity.”
     
  • Nov. 15 to Nov. 19: An examination of how the “new” terminology of identity and authenticity sheds light on the age-old question of human nature in the context of globalization.

For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Culture and Values at 202-319-6089, cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm. 
 

SPONSOR: Center for the Study of Culture and Values

 

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