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Ethics Scholar to Explore the Role of Contemporary Catholic Education

Noted philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss the important role of a Catholic education in the 21st century in a special presentation at Duquesne University.

MacIntyre will explore the role that a philosophical education plays in understanding contemporary American life in a keynote, Philosophical Education Against Contemporary Culture, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square.

A reception will be held before his keynote, starting at 4:20 p.m.

“Professor MacIntyre is recognized as a ‘grandfather’ of many scholarly giants and intellectual movements that have shaped contemporary scholarship in the liberal arts,” said Dr. Gerard Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair, and one of the Duquesne sponsors for this discussion.

Known around the world for his work in ethics and philosophy, MacIntyre’s books include God, Philosophy, UniversitiesA Short History of Ethics; Whose Justice? Which Rationality?; and After Virtue.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Office of Mission and Identity, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the Department of Philosophy and the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair.

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