Immaturity and dependence are the inability to use one's own intellect without the direction of another. One is responsible for this immaturity and dependence, if its cause is not a lack of intelligence, but a lack of determination and courage to think without the direction of another. Sapere aude! Dare to know! is therefore the slogan of the Enlightenment.
—Immanuel Kant, "What is Enlightenment?"
Welcome to the Forum. We choose a topic, and invite experts, but in the end, students and citizens have the last word.
Theme: Should Some Art Be Censored?
This year's Forum addresses the intersection of art and morality. Is some art so bad, so immoral that it should be censored?
Questions about art and aesthetics? Read the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy for answers.
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Part I: Dr. Cynthia Freeland
Monday, March 1st, 7pm
Dr. Cynthia Freeland is the chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Houston.
Part II: Students and Citizens
Monday, March 8th, 7pm
A group of students and citizens will continue the discussion that Dr. Freeland started the previous week. Afterwards, the audience can ask questions and we will discuss.
|Kathryn-Alizabeth C. Baker, Art and Visual Culture, French||Kenneth Lerchie, Teacher at Caddo Magnet High School|
|Thomas C.M.P. Skrmetti, Philosophy||Amelia Blake, Musician|
Remember to check the Shreveport Times for columns from Dr. Freeland, our students and citizens prior to each meeting.
We'd like to thank the Convocations Subcommittee, the Shreveport Times,Meadows Museum, and Centenary's Office of Public Relations for all their support.