In Defense of Ideals
UVA Professor Mark Edmundson Delivers Tocqueville Lecture
Mark Edmundson, author and professor of English at the University of Virginia, will speak Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center on the Furman campus. His talk, “In Defense of Ideals,” is free and open to the public. The lecture is the third in the five-part Tocqueville Lecture Series, “Love, Friendship and Politics.”
Edmundson is the author of numerous books including “Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals” (Harvard, 2015); “Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game” (Penguin, 2014); “Why Write?”, “Why Teach?”, and “Why Read?” (Bloomsbury, 2004, 2013, 2016); The New York Times notable book of the year, “Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference” (Random House, 2002); and “Literature Against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida” (Cambridge, 1995). His writing has appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, The American Scholar, Harper's Magazine, and Raritan, where he is also a contributing editor.
For more information, contact Paige Blankenship in the Furman Department of Politics and International Affairs at 864-294-3547 and firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.furman.edu/tocqueville.
Date & Time
January 30, 2019