Welcome to the Ethical Inquiry site.
We've finished our events for academic year 2012-13. Thanks to the Faculty Club and our speakers for making our end-of-year event, the Art of Living conference, a success.
We'll be working on our academic year 2013-14 schedule during the summer months, and will update this site as soon as we have events to add.
A two-day conference devoted to the topic of the art of living featured John Cooper, Alexander Nehamas, Martha Nussbaum, Jonathan Lear, George Valliant, and Jan Zwicky. The conference took place at the Brown Faculty Club on April 26 and 27. More details here.
Gabriel Richardson Lear, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, came to campus to present a lecture and seminar on April 12 and 13. Lear, who works on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, gave the lecture "Plato on Pretending to Live Well" on Friday, April 12 in the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall. She led the seminar "Aristotle on Happiness, Tragedy, and the Complete Life" on Saturday, April 13 at the same location.
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, presented the lecture "Religious Pluralism and Socratic Self-Examination: Countering Cultures of Fear" on March 19. More information about the talk can be found here.
Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, presented the lecture "Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You" on Thursday, February 28. Read the Brown Daily Herald article about the talk here.
For a full list of events, go to our Events page.