Colloquium: Being Unimpressed with Ourselves

Colloquium: Being Unimpressed with Ourselves

In an effort to facilitate collegial dialogue across disciplinary boundaries among faculty and students, EKU Libraries is hosting hour-long, informally moderated colloquiums on selected Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the new Crabbe Library Research and Instruction Commons Conference Room, 204G.

Each colloquium session is devoted to text, video or audio material chosen by a faculty member who moderates the discussion. The material may be of any subject, scholarly or topical, peer-reviewed or popular, as well as original work. The only constraint is that the item(s) under discussion be accessible online (including any of EKU Libraries’ many subscription resources).

This Friday, Dr. Mike Austin will begin the Spring Colloquium with Being Unimpressed with Ourselves: Reconceiving Humility:

I suggest that some over-ambitious claims about our moral responsibilities may indicate a lack of proper humility. I discuss the relationship of the character trait of humility both to what humiliates and to what humbles, concluding with consideration of the background assumptions against which, and the circumstances in which, humility may reasonably be classified as a moral virtue.

_______________________________________

Refreshments kindly provided by EKU Student Government Association.

Faculty interested in participating as moderators are encouraged to contact Rob Sica.

_______________________________________

A recent interview with Dr. Austin

Dr. Austin’s Psychology Today blog ‘Ethics for Everyone’