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Dunbar Lectures

Department of Philosophy


Monday, February 10, 7:00 PM
Academic Complex 215, Reception following

Colin McGinn

Author of The Mysterious Flame: Conscious Minds In A Material World, Mindsight: Image, Dream, Meaning, Moral Literacy, The Power of Movies and more.

"The Good Life as Thinking Well"

2014 Dunbar Lecture - Millsaps College

The lecture is about how to live a worthwhile life. In addition to enjoying one's life and doing good to others, McGinn suggests a third value that the good life should have, concerning thought itself. He roots this value in the metaphysics of the self and draws out some consequences of this conception of the good life for art, education, and politics.


Want to see other Dunbar Lectures Millsaps has hosted? Visit the Past Dunbar Lectures page. 


Richard Bergmark

The Dunbar Lectures

Instituted by Jack F. and Wylene Dunbar in honor of Robert E. Bergmark, beloved Millsaps  philosophy professor, colleague, scholar, and civil rights advocate.