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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Religious Studies

poster for John Haldane lecture

"Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life"

First event of Templeton Funded Project on Ethics and Public Life, shared between the philosophy department at the University of Chicago and the philosophy department at USC.

Monday, December 14, 2015 7pm

University of South Carolina Law School Auditorium | 701 Main Street, Columbia

The lecture will be followed by a light reception.


John Haldane is professor of philosophy and director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews, and the J. Newton Rayzor, Sr., Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at Baylor University. He is a scholar with the "Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life" project.

Haldane's research interests include issues in the history of philosophy; philosophy of mind; social and political philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics. Prof. Haldane obtained a bachelor of arts in philosophy in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1984. He has held fellowships from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Pittsburgh. A proponent of analytical approaches to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, Prof. Haldane has authored or edited dozens of articles and books, including "An Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion", "Faithful Reason: Essays Catholic and Philosophical", "Reasonable Faith", and "Atheism and Theism". He has also appeared on several BBC radio and television programs and contributed to the Times, the Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman, and several other outlets.

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