20th Annual Fall Conference to Discuss Friendship

Author: Kenneth Hallenius

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The de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture is pleased to invite abstract submissions for its 20th annual Fall Conference, November 7–9, 2019. This year's conference will explore the theme of friendship, from its ancient understanding as "the crown of life and the school of virtue" (C.S. Lewis) to the present day. What does it mean to make the good of another one's own, and what might be the implications of losing such an understanding of friendship in the modern world?

In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Fall Conference, the dCEC encourages submissions from a wide array of fields of inquiry, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts. Our Fall Conference is the most important academic forum for fruitful discourse and exchange among the world's leading Catholic thinkers and those from other traditions. Recent past speakers include Nobel Laureate James Heckman, Alasdair MacIntyre, John Finnis, Mary Ann Glendon, Rémi Brague, Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

Abstract submissions are due by July 15, 2019. More information and submission form are located at https://ethicscenter.nd.edu/programs/fall-conference/