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Louisiana State University: Old Lessons for Public and Private Shaming – Socrates, Cynics, and Epicureans

October 21, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Debate between Socrates and Aspasia

On October 21, 2022, the Voeglin Institute at Louisiana State University will host faculty partner Alin Fumurescu for a discussion of “Old Lessons for Public and Private Shaming: Socrates, Cynics, and Epicureans.

Friday, October 21, 2022 • 12:00 PM CDT
Stubbs 210 • Louisiana State University

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Alin Fumurescu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at University of Houston. His research interests include the history of ideas, political and self-representation, and American political thought. He was the recipient of the American Political Science Association Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in political philosophy for 2013. His book, Compromise – A Political and Philosophical History (Cambridge University Press, 2013) was nominated by CHOICE among the top 25 outstanding academic titles published in 2013. Among others, Fumurescu’s work has been published in Political Research Quarterly, European Legacy, European Journal of Political Theory, American Political Thought, and Perspectives on Politics.

Professor Fumurescu is a JMC faculty partner.

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From the program:

The Eric Voegelin Institute (EVI) honors the scholarship and memory of Erich Hermann Wilhelm Voegelin, considered one of the greatest teachers in the history of Louisiana State University, and a man widely recognized as one of the premier minds of the 20th century. Established in March 1987, EVI is a humanities and social sciences research institute devoted to the revitalization of teaching and understanding of the “great books” of Western civilization in comparison with other traditions. The institute’s principal activities involve seminars and conferences, research, publications, and teaching focused on the life and works of Voegelin and on the ideas and questions that animated his thought.

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October 21, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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