Ethics Lecture with Dr. Jean Keller

When: April 10 2013 7:25 PM

Where: St. Dominic Chapel

The 12th annual Chiodini/Fontana Lecture Series on Ethics will feature guest speaker Dr. Jean Keller. Her lecture is entitled, “The Quest for the Common Good.” The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 10 in St. Dominic Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the community. Dr. Keller is a philosopher who teaches courses in ethics and feminist theory at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, two Catholic, Benedictine institutions in central Minnesota. Her interest in the common good stems from discussions with students in her ethics classes, her research on the German philosopher Jurgen Habermas and her observations on the recent elections. Keller’s professional writing has primarily focused on the ethics of interpersonal relationships. She has published articles on friendship, autonomy, motherhood, adoption, care ethics and the teaching of men’s studies. The Chiodini/Fontanta series was established to provide students and the community the opportunity to reflect on matters of moral significance that touch many dimensions of today’s society. The series explores theoretical issues in ethics, current issues of moral importance, and the nature and meaning of Catholic identity. The endowed Chiodini/Fontana series is funded by Catherine Reuther and Warren Reuther, with additional support from the Edward M. and Henrietta M. Knabusch Trust.


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