The Good Life in Great Books
English Language and Literature
Our desires are shaped by both knowledge and practice. Visions of the good life presented in the world’s best literature can be agents for cultivating knowledge of and desire for the good. In this year's Holmer Lecture (the 20th annual), Dr. Karen Swallow Prior explores the ways great books cultivate knowledge, form desire, and thereby profoundly shape the personal and spiritual lives of their readers.
Prior, Karen, "The Good Life in Great Books" (2015). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 341.