The 2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Lecture on Education, “Making Meaning Visible: Catholic Education, the Human Person, and Contemporary Culture,” will be given by John Haldane on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 (5:00 welcome with mulled wine) at the Newman Centre of McGill, 3484 Peel St. The lecture will discuss what it means to be human, the role and importance of beauty in education, and the relationship of freedom to authority.
John Haldane is Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Philosophy at St. Andrew’s University, as well as Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs and Chair of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. As one of the most cited contemporary philosophers in the English-speaking world, he was selected to give the prestigious Gifford Lectures of 2005 at Aberdeen. He holds research affiliations with the University of Notre Dame and the University of Birmingham, and serves on the Pontifical Council for Culture, where he acts as special advisor to the Vatican on contemporary ethical questions.
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