Ohio University: “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of Intellectual Life”

Menard Family George Washington Forum: “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of Intellectual Life”


The Menard Family George Washington Forum at Ohio University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Zena Hitz for a lecture on intellectual activity and its importance.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 • 7:30 PM EST
A virtual webinar through Zoom

Free and open to the public

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Zena Hitz is a Tutor at St. Johns College, Annapolis. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton after doing her undergraduate work at St. John’s College, Annapolis, and after graduate degrees in classics and philosophy at Cambridge and Chicago. Before returning to teach at St. John’s in 2015, she taught philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Auburn and McGill. Her most recent book is Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (2020), a defense of intellectual activity for its own sake.

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The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions at Ohio University is a participant in JMC’s Ohio Political Economy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.

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