Author and philosopher Dr. R.J. Snell will deliver a talk on the dangers of sloth this Thursday, November 8, in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café. Hosted by the college’s Cincinnatus League and the political science department, the talk will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Snell is the director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life at the Witherspoon Institute, after serving for many years as professor of philosophy and director of the philosophy program at Eastern University and the Templeton Honors College, where he founded and directed the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. He earned his M.A. in philosophy at Boston College, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University. He is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing without a God’s-eye View, Authentic Cosmopolitanism, The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode, and Acedia and Its Discontents, as well as articles, chapters, and essays in a variety of scholarly and popular venues.
Christendom’s Cincinnatus League is a student-run political science discussion group, made up of students and faculty who discuss works of political philosophers throughout the year. An Intercollegiate Studies Institute campus organization, the group typically hosts a lecture once a semester, and have featured Dr. Ryan Anderson, Dr. James Wilson, and Dr. David Corey, among others, in the past.