Need recommendations or ideas for your 2023 reading list? See what the Public Discourse editorial team and Witherspoon staff read this past year from classic to contemporary literature. If you enjoy reading Public Discourse, there’s a book for you on the list.
Witherspoon Online Seminars For High School Students
This Spring the Witherspoon Institute will host three online seminars for high school juniors and seniors.
Dr. Jamie Boulding will lead seminars on Faith and Reason and C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man. John David Corwin will lead one on Augustine’s Confessions.
Each seminar will consist of three online sessions held Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM CST over Zoom. Read here for dates and more information.
The Witherspoon Institute announces its Fall 2022 Seminars
The Witherspoon Institute is excited to announce four seminars for the Fall Semester. The seminars explore the following themes: roots and freedom; the nature of hope; good, evil, and happiness in Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Contra Gentiles; and the virtue of comedy.
To read more about the seminars and how to sign up, please visit this page
The Witherspoon Institute publishes second edition of Marriage and the Public Good
The Witherspoon Institute is delighted to announce the publication of the second edition of Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles.
The book brings together scholarship from economics, history, law, philosophy, psychiatry, and sociology to show why marriage—understood in the traditional manner (that is, the durable, loving union of one husband and one wife)—holds tremendous value for the public interest.
In addition, the book calls on our nation’s leaders and our fellow citizens to support public policies that strengthen traditional marriage as a social institution so that each year more children are raised by their own mother and father in loving, lasting marital unions.
To learn more about the book and how to buy it, please visit this page.
High School Women Participate in Summer Seminar
Witherspoon welcomed 24 high school women to the second week of the Moral Life & Classical Tradition seminar, June 19 – 25, 2022. Students were introduced to ancient philosophy and principles from which to approach contemporary moral issues.
Witherspoon Welcomes High School Students to the Moral Life & Classical Tradition Seminar
Witherspoon welcomed 21 high school men from around the United States to the first week of the Moral Life & Classical Tradition seminar June 12-18, 2022. Students read Plato, Aristotle, and contemporary thinkers and engaged in lively Socratic-style conversations.
To learn more, visit our summer seminars page.