Roosevelt: Searching for Self-Knowledge in Hamlet

Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V, Benjamin West

Montesquieu Forum: “Sense and Conscience: Searching for Self-Knowledge in Hamlet


On March 2, 2020, the Montesquieu Forum at Roosevelt University will welcome Charlie Gustafson-Barrett, of Xavier University, for a lecture on Sense and Conscience: Searching for Self-Knowledge in ‘Hamlet’.

Monday, March 2, 2020 • 4:30 PM
Auditorium Building, Room 720 • Roosevelt University

Free and open to the public

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Charlie Gustafson-Barrett is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University. Her areas of expertise include ancient philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy and literature. At Xavier, she teaches core courses such as ‘Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy,’ and ‘Philosophical Perspectives.’ She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Tulane University.

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The Montesquieu Forum at Roosevelt University, a JMC partner program, advances the study of the classical and European heritage that informed the American Founding.

The Forum supports course work on political philosophy, covering texts from the Bible and such ancient writers as Plato, Cicero, and Plutarch to the early modern writers like Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, John Locke, and, of course, Baron de Montesquieu.

The Montesquieu Forum also presents an annual series of public lectures and conferences on these topics, hosted mainly on the Roosevelt University campus. It has also hosted three Summer Academies for high school teachers, two high school essay competitions on the Declaration of Independence, and an essay competition and conference for Roosevelt University Honors Students.

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