What if a central part of our calling in the academy is to become loci of gladness, prisms of joy, wonder and gratitude. And if at least part of our calling in the academy is to be a prism of delight, what difference might this make to us, and to those around us in the academy? In this lecture, Dr. Kevin Corcoran will explore a vision of delight and gratitude as virtues, as well as what difference this vision might make to us and those around us in the academy. Dr. Corcoran suggests that these virtues enable us take our place among those rare souls who, in the very act of ordinary living, re-enchant the world, including the academy.
Join us for this event on Thursday, February 18, beginning at 6pm in Morrill Hall. The lecture will be followed by a time of Q&A, as well as refreshments.
Dr. Kevin Corcoran (PhD, Purdue University) is professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, and the author of several books, including Christ and Postmodern Culture and Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul. In addition to his writing, Dr. Corcoran's academic interests lie in metaphysics, philosophy and religion, and philosophy for the public.