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God and the Good Life--A Hesburgh Lecture

  • University of Notre Dame (USA) in England 1 Suffolk Street London, England, SW1Y 4HG United Kingdom (map)

Can Philosophy Make You Happy? Teaching God and the Good Life and 21st Century Aspirations for a Catholic Education

A Hesburgh Lecture

There is a revolution happening in how philosophy is taught, with courses increasingly focused on equipping students to grapple in new ways with the age-old questions that go into living well.

•How do I decide what (and whom) to believe?

•What are my moral obligations?

•What role does faith play in a good life?

•What will it take for my life to be meaningful?

Notre Dame is leading the way in this area. We are fortunate to have Professor Meghan Sullivan, O'Brien Collegiate Chair in Philosophy and Founder of the God and the Good Life program at Notre Dame, join us for an evening where we will get a behind the scenes look into how these debates come to life in the classroom. We will get a taste of one of the major class debates -- is it ever rational to take a leap of faith?

We are excited to host our first Hesburgh Lecture. This lecture will show us how an innovative philosophy class gets people excited about contemplating and constructively debating life's big questions.

These questions are coming to the forferont including in The Good Place, an NBC comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, that focuses on many of the same topics, including what it means to be a good person and what humans owe to each other.

Join us for this compelling, interactive lecture. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome but registration is required.

For more background on God and the Good Life Click here.


Monday, May 13, 2019.

Doors open at 6:15 PM. Lecture will begin at 6:30 followed by a casual reception


Fischer Hall

Notre Dame London Global Gateway

1-4 Suffolk Street

London, SW1Y 4HG