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Speakers


Who?
Dr. Christina Van Dyke, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College

Topic: Is it a Vice to Believe in Virtue?

When? Monday, November 18

Where? Martha Miller, Room 241

Time? 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Philosophy Department Speaker Series is pleased to sponsor a talk given by Dr. Christina Van Dyke, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. The talk is titled "Is it a Vice to Believe in Virtue?" It will be held on Monday, November 18 at 4:00 pm in Martha Miller 241. The abstract for the talk follows below:

Abstract:

Some philosophers and social psychologists (often called "situationists") argue that stable personality traits like virtues and vices not only do not exist, but that believing that they do exist can breed unnecessary hostility between individuals and groups. Professor Van Dyke will argue that virtue ethics can respond to these charges by making several moves, including grounding talk of virtue in the context of human beings' creation by God.

All are welcome. Refreshments provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jack Mulder at
x 7294 or mulderj@hope.edu.

 

 

Upcoming Speaker


Who?

Topic: TBD

When?

Where?

Time? 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.