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St. John’s College Presents “A Strong Good” by Rémi Brague

Posted by St. John's College on April 3, 2014

“A Strong Good”

Rémi Brague


SANTA FE—Rémi Brague, emeritus professor of Medieval and Arabic philosophy, University of Paris

Given the challenges to the legitimacy of mankind and of the most concrete menaces that loom at the horizon, can we do with a “weak” version of what is good? If we want to give grounds for a “humanism,” we will have to step back from the modern search for a comfortable social life and even from the virtues of the Aristotelian tradition to Plato’s Idea of the Good.

Rémi Brague is emeritus professor of Medieval and Arabic philosophy at the University of Paris I. He teaches also at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität of Munich, where he holds the Romano Guardini chair. He was visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Boston University, Boston College- U.S., the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, and the University San Raffaele in Milan. Brague is member of the Institut de France (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences).


“A Strong Good”
Annual Steiner Lecture by Rémi Brague
Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
St. John’s College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Free Admission