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.
[rquote]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.[/rquote] This semester, Vanderbilt philosophers will lecture on four consecutive Saturdays for a single $75 fee.
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.
The lectures will be held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall, on the Vanderbilt campus. Parking will be available in the Terrace Place garage or the open lot at 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place.