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43rd Annual Philosophy/Theology Symposium - The Great Ideas

Tuesday, 03.13.18

The Disputed Question is "What are the Great Ideas: Why & Where Do They Really Matter?" All events are free and open to the public, and will be held in Betzler Auditorium. No registration is required. 

For more information, please contact Dr. John Trapani Jr. at jtrapani@walsh.edu or 330-490-7042.


2018 Visiting Scholar: William Cathers

Aspen Institute Moderator, Philosopher, Educator, and Mortimer J. Adler Protégé

Program Schedule

Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
“Great Ideas We Judge By:”
Truth – Dr. Joe Vincenzo
Goodness – Dr. Brad Beach
Beauty – Dr. John G. Trapani, Jr.

Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
“Great Ideas We Live By:”
Liberty – Dr. Will Cooley
Equality – Dr. Koop Berry
Justice – Dr. Joe Torma

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Art Form: “Great Ideas in the Arts:”
Literature – Dr. Matt Akers
Painting – Dr. Katey Brown
Music – Dr. Britt Cooper

Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Visiting Scholar: Lecture #1
Will Cathers: “The Great Ideas: Objects of Understanding”
Will Cathers: “A Socratic Seminar with Walsh Students; Teaching the Great Ideas the Way Mortimer Adler Would Have Taught Them”

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.*
Visiting Scholar: Lecture #2
Walsh Seminar Students: Anne Monnin & Andy Zmecek: “Mortimer Adler and the Biographical History of the Great Ideas”
Will Cathers: Disputed Question #43: “What Are the Great Ideas; Why & Where Do They Really Matter?
*Special recognition to Dr. John G. Trapani Jr. given by President Richard Jusseaume