Catholic Culture Series: Walker Percy

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Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall

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Join the Center for Ethics and Culture for a lecture, reception, and book giveaway to celebrate the latest installment in our Catholic Culture Series.

In honor of the centenary of Walker Percy's birth, Professor Peter Lawler will discuss his 1983 masterpiece Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, examining "the truth about science, the self, and the help we need but can't provide for ourselves." According to Lawler, National Book Award winner Percy "explains, quite scientifically, why each of us is homeless, and, by so doing, he helps us be at home with our homelessness, and so free to be as at home as we can be with the good things of this world." 

Lawler is a political philosopher and professor of government at Berry College, as well as the co-editor of A Political Companion to Walker Percy. This talk is free and open to the public. Join us for this fascinating lecture and a chance to win a set of Percy's books!

The Center's Catholic Culture Series aims to expose undergraduates and the entire Notre Dame community to the richness of our Catholic cultural heritage through a series of lectures on prominent figures in literature and the arts. Learn more about the series and view past lectures here