In observance of Veterans Day, on Thursday, Nov. 9, Assumption College will host an alumni guest speaker at 4 p.m., who will offer a lecture titled “Please Don’t Just Thank me for my Service” in the Salon, in the La Maison building on the College’s campus, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester.
Professor Tony Esolen will discuss the differences between how we experience time and how Dante, steeped as he was in both Scripture and in a way of life that measured time sub specie aeternitatis, experienced such. Time will be explored not only for the hours of the day, but for the years of a man’s life, and the entire history of mankind from the Fall to the Second Coming.
Hollander will explore the remarkable indulgence that many intellectuals in the twentieth and twenty-first century have shown toward left and right-wing tyrannies. What accounts for their deep ambivalence or even hostility toward free and prosperous democracies and their support for violent and fanatical regimes that suppress human freedom?
Speaker: Flagg Taylor
The tradition of liberal education recognizes and respects us as persons, but this kind of education is increasingly threatened today. Our situation within the academy exhibits significant parallels with the status of human beings caught in the grip of ideology in totalitarian regimes.
Lecturer: Prof. Candace Hetzner (Boston College)
The Core Texts & Enduring Questions Program is pleased to sponsor this year's Brownson Round Table discussion on "Academic Freedom and Responsibility." The Brownson Round Table is a public event.
John D. Caputo works in the distance between philosophy and theology and has an interest in the state of religion in the postmodern condition. He is the author of numerous books, such as Radical Hermeneutics and The Weakness of God.
BACAP Lecture -Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy
“Genesis and the Priority of Energeia In Aristotle’s Metaphysics”, Speaker: Dr. Mark Sentesy, Pennsylvania State University, Commentator: Dr. Daniel Shartin, Worcester State University
This event is free and open to the public.
BACAP Student Seminar