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Inspiring Students to Pursue Intellectual Virtue

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Rose Library 5211; coffee and scones provided
Roundtable

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Join Dr. Larry Lengbeyer of the United States Naval Academy for a discussion of the intellectual virtues - the affective, behavioral, and cognitive dispositions that make for general intellectual excellence. Informed by the underdeveloped Aristotelian educational tradition, participants will contemplate and discuss ways to reorient courses and curricula so as to focus on, and cultivate, the habits of mind that constitute intellectual well-being across the disciplines.

This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Inquire into the specific qualities of mind (virtues) that promote a flourishing life;
  • Brainstorm whether and how to implement the conscious and explicit development of intellectual virtues across all disciplines; and
  • Crowd-source creative work on intellectual virtues.

Facilitator: Dr. Larry Lengbeyer

Dr. Lengbeyer's visit is sponsored by the JMU Logic and Reasoning Institute, which oversees the minor in logic and reasoning and supports collaboration among faculty and students on the study of logic and reasoning across the disciplines.