Here’s a terrific opportunity for you to check out if you’re in the New York City area, or looking to get away for what sounds like quite a weekend for debate and discussion:
An upcoming conference co-sponsored by the Adler-Aquinas Institute, Renewing the West by Renewing Common Sense, will give those of you with a philosophical bent the chance to meet with others of like mind, in order to consider some of the issues facing Western society today, as old bonds fracture and need repair or replacement. How does the church receive funding from the state going forward, if said funding increasingly has moral and ethically problematic strings attached to it? How do we see the question of theological anthropology now, in the wake of the new, trendy version of atheism? What can we learn from the ideas and leadership styles of figures like Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II? What lessons about tyranny from Socrates are still applicable in the present socio-political climate?
These are some of the topics to be considered the weekend of July 17-20 at the inaugural international conference, which will be held at the beautiful Seminary of the Immaculate Conception on Long Island Registration is still available, and includes accommodation, meals, and receptions, but spaces are becoming limited. You can find out how to register by visiting the Adler-Aquinas Institute site.
Even if you cannot attend, several of the talks at the conference will be streamed live on YouTube. Some of those which will be streamed include presentations on humanism and management, Dante, and the work of G.K. Chesterton. If you subscribe to the conference’s YouTube channel, you will be able to catch those selected for broadcast. In addition, selected papers from the conference will also be made available over on the Dead Philosophers’ Society.
For further information, and to be a part of the conference as it is going on, be sure to visit the conference Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter. Those attending the conference or wanting to interact with those who are, will be using the hashtag #CommonSense to keep the conversation going. The organizers are very keen on having those participating engage with the speakers and other attendees, so your thoughts, questions, and comments will be most welcome!