Symposia in Philosophy and Relgiion

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Start Date: 
Sun, 12/01/1996
End Date: 
Fri, 12/31/1999

The Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion sponsors an annual lecture series. Since 1969 the series has hosted seminars and produced monographs exploring the timeless questions underlying human existence through philosophical and religious lenses. The activities specifically covered by this project included 16 evening lectures spaced out over three academic years, a seminar for students in which they met the various speakers and discussed the speaker’s paper, a broadcast of most of the lectures on WBUR-FM, (the University’s affiliate radio station), and the annual publication of essays in two volumes of the Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion series published by Notre Dame Press. The annual themes for the lectures and subsequent published monographs during the years in question were Loneliness (volume XIX), Religion, Politics and Peace, (volume XX), and Civility (volume XXI). The Lilly Endowment has a long relationship with this series and has supported several of the lectures and publications under other grants including, Can Virtue be Taught? (volume XIV), The Changing Face of Friendship (volume XV), In Pursuit of Happiness (volume XVI), The Longing for Home (volume XVII), and Is There a Human Nature? (volume XVIII). (KH)