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Religious ethics scholar Thomas Lewis to discuss, “Discipline, Freedom, and the Formation of the Modern Subject,” March 8, 2016

Scholar Thomas Lewis specializes in religious ethics and philosophy of religion in the modern West and has strong interests in methodology in the study of religion. He will deliver the talk, “Discipline, Freedom, and the Formation of the Modern Subject” on Tuesday, March 8, 5:30pm, in Rockefeller Hall, room 200. This event is free and open to the public.

Lewis is professor of religious studies at Brown University. His research examines concepts of tradition, reason, and authority and their significance for ethical and political thought. He is the author of Freedom and Tradition in Hegel: Reconsidering Anthropology, Ethics, and Religion; Religion, Modernity, and Politics in HegelWhy Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion--and Vice. He has also written numerous articles on religion and politics, liberation theology, communitarianism, and comparative ethics. 

This event is sponsored by the Religion Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, February 23, 2016