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Event Name: CLA Hale Lecture Series
URL: http://www.rit.edu/cla/ethics/Hale14.html
Category: Academic/College Events
Sub Category: College of Liberal Arts
Description: Thursday, November 14th
4-5:30 pm

Campus Center
Bamboo Room 2650

Dr. Margaret Watkins
Philosophy Department
St. Vincent College

"Of Friendship & Factions"

Unlike other early modern essayists, such as Michel de Montaigne and Francis Bacon, David Hume did not write a single essay dedicated to friendship. From the beginning, however, Hume's essays show an interest in friendship as essential to the most pleasant and the most important aspects of human life. Hume judges institutions and practices in part by their tendencies to promote or damage friendships. And without naiveté about the darker side of human relationships, he devotes serious consideration to which activities and character traits promote friendship in its better manifestations. The results challenge us to reconsider our preconceptions about the place of friendship in modern life. I will examine what the Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary have to teach us about friendship, with special attention to friendship between the sexes and the influence of friendship on political factionalism.
 
Schedules: 11/14/2013   (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Campus Center, Bamboo Room 2650

 
Contact: Cassandra Shellman
Email: cls3740@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-2057
 
Cost: NONE