Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

Literature and the Moral Imagination

Session 9 - Friday, June 23 -
10:45 AM to 12:05 PM

Intermediate Course

We are what we eat -- but are we also what we read? From Socrates' proposal to expel poetry from his ideal city to modern controversies over banned books, political thinkers and citizens alike have worried about the effects of what we read. In this lecture, we consider the importance of literature in shaping individual moral character and political order.


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Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Dept. of History and Political Science, Houghton College

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