Musician: Will Baxter
Main Talk: Cicero & the Tusculan Disputations: Some Philosophical Advice from a Roman Skeptic
Secular people don’t have an authority or source of truth that we claim to hand us ethics. So, how do secular people explore and develop ethics? In a series of speakers we will examine various approaches to developing secular ethics. Come and be part of the conversation!
Speaker: John Wynne
Speaker Bio: John Wynne is an associate professor of Classics in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah, teaching ancient Greek and Roman language and literature. His scholarly research is into ancient philosophy, especially what we call the 'Hellenistic' period, when there flourished famous (or notorious!) schools of thought like the Stoics, Epicureans, skeptics, and so on. Much of what he has written so far focuses on Cicero, the Roman orator, politician, and writer on philosophy.
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