Gardner Lecture: Dr. Robert P. George
Location: Mount St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology -Bartlett Center
Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, is the speaker at our upcoming Gardner Lecture on October 6 at 7:30 pm at the Bartlett Center on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM).
Dr. George will be speaking on “Natural Law, God and Human Dignity.” His lecture will explore the various ways that natural law theories lend themselves to our understanding of human dignity, human rights, personhood and the moral life. He will examine the relationship of natural law to alternative moral theories. This will include an explanation of how natural law relates to theories based variously on commands, rules, obligations, duties and utility, among others. And, drawing upon the rich Catholic natural law tradition, Dr. George will explain how (or whether) natural law lends itself to virtue-based moral reasoning, accounting for whether law and virtue should be understood as complementary or adversarial.
This event is open to the public and available online at athenaeum.edu. Due to COVID-19, in person attendance might be limited.