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Welcome to the Liberal Learning for Life newsletter! Our theme this month is Living With Courage in Difficult Times.

Next month, we will explore What Is Education?


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FREE VIDEO SERIES NOW AVAILABLE

This month we are thrilled to release our new free video series from the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program: "The Person: Action and Influence." Learn more and sign up for free by clicking here, or read, watch and listen to the materials below.


THE PERSON: ACTION AND INFLUENCE

We all want to know what is true and how we should live. But how can we live well, and with courage, in difficult times? View the trailer for our new free video series that explores the Catholic moral tradition and equips you to understand yourself and your world so that you can live the best life.



This trailer is taken from the free video series "The Person: Action and Influence," part of the
Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture Program.

WHAT IS TRUE,
AND HOW SHOULD WE LIVE?

What is true, and how should we live? In this episode of the Liberal Learning for Life @ UD podcast, Content Director for Liberal Learning for Life and Affiliate Assistant Professor of English Shannon Valenzuela, Ph.D., BA ’00, discusses "The Person: Action and Influence." This series enriches your understanding of yourself and your world and how to act courageously in our own time.

This episode is taken from the Liberal Learning for Life @ UD Podcast, which features compelling, pithy and rich conversations with UD faculty and friends.
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COURAGE IN CONVERSATION

Throughout Plato’s Socratic dialogues, Socrates embodies courage in the pursuit of the truth and exhorts others to follow his example. As Professor of Humanities Jeffrey Lehman, MA ’99 PhD ’02, explains, it takes true courage to expose oneself to the winnowing effect of Socratic conversation. Read more about why courage is an essential virtue for conversation below.


This article is taken from the journal of the
Arts of Liberty Project, which educates students, teachers and lifelong learners in the purpose and power of the liberal arts and liberal education.

      Upcoming Events     

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN
Feb. 11 @ 2 p.m. CST

In O. Carter Snead’s new book, What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics, he recasts debates over abortion, reproduction and end-of-life decisions and situates them within a framework of embodiment and dependence. Avoiding typical dichotomies of conservative-versus-liberal and secular-versus-religious, Snead rethinks how the law represents human experiences so that it might govern more wisely, justly and humanely. Snead (Notre Dame) will be joined by pediatrician, bioethicist and philosophy professor William Stigall, Ph.D. (University of Dallas) in this conversation at the intersection of law, philosophy and medicine.



AQUINAS LECTURE
Jan. 28 @ 7:30 p.m. CST

No matter where in the world you might be, please join us for this year’s Aquinas Lecture, which will be given by the philosopher Robert Koons, Ph.D. It’s titled “Is St. Thomas’ Aristotelian Philosophy of Nature Obsolete?” and will occur via Zoom.


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