Events

Saturday, August 28, 2021

NDSF 2021: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Location: Irish Green, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

One of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be a charming and vibrant evening of theatre.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

NDSF 2021: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Location: Irish Green, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

One of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be a charming and vibrant evening of theatre.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

VIRTUAL | The Bomb

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Location: Virtual Event [Zoom]

Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and author of six books, including The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War; Dark Territory: the Secret History of Cyber War...

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dante in America IV

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Location: Special Collections

In connection with the 2021 Dante centenary, the Devers Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing a year-long lecture series. The aim of the series is to assess the ways in which Dante has impacted the literary and popular culture of the United States.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Colloquium Series: Nandi Theunissen (Pitt)

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Please join us for our first in-person colloquium since February 2020! Dr. Nandi Theunissen will be joining us from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be giving a talk titled The New Mooreans from 3-5 pm on September 3rd in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall. 

 

Abstract: 

I address a basic question in value theory about the relationship between being good and being good for someone. Is something (A) good because it is good for someone, or (B) is it good for someone because it is good? A group of theorists whom I call the New Mooreans—Joseph Raz, Susan Wolf, and Thomas Nagel—defend B: good has priority over good for. I contend that their arguments are insufficient to secure B. It is false that when something is (non-instrumentally) good for someone it is so because it is good simpliciter. I conclude by locating a deep point of disagreement between the New Mooreans and their opponents. For the New Mooreans, value affects us as a mere symptom of being good, while for their opponents, value is crucially and essentially affective. Without settling the question of the better theory of value, I suggest that new Mooreans are under pressure to explain the claim of values on our cognitive and practical attention. If the suggestion stands, they must do more to make a real advance over G. E. Moore.…

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Colloquium Series: Nandi Theunissen (Pitt)

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Please join us for our first in-person colloquium since February 2020! Dr. Nandi Theunissen will be joining us from the University of Pittsburgh. She will be giving a talk titled The New Mooreans from 3-5 pm on September 3rd in 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall. 

 

Abstract: 

I address a basic question in value theory about the relationship between being good and being good for someone. Is something (A) good because it is good for someone, or (B) is it good for someone because it is good? A group of theorists whom I call the New Mooreans—Joseph Raz, Susan Wolf, and Thomas Nagel—defend B: good has priority over good for. I contend that their arguments are insufficient to secure B. It is false that when something is (non-instrumentally) good for someone it is so because it is good simpliciter. I conclude by locating a deep point of disagreement between the New Mooreans and their opponents. For the New Mooreans, value affects us as a mere symptom of being good, while for their opponents, value is crucially and essentially affective. Without settling the question of the better theory of value, I suggest that new Mooreans are under pressure to explain the claim of values on our cognitive and practical attention. If the suggestion stands, they must do more to make a real advance over G. E. Moore.…

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall on "Ireland on the Global Stage"

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Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

In this talk, we will discuss Ireland and its place on the global stage, including the ramifications of Ireland's recent election to the United Nations Security Council and its relations with the new Biden administration.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Dante Now!

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Location: Annenberg Auditorium

Please join the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Program in Dante Studies for its annual "Dante Now!" event, dedicated to performing and understanding Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dante in America V

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Location: Special Collections

In connection with the 2021 Dante centenary, the Devers Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing a year-long lecture series. The aim of the series is to assess the ways in which Dante has impacted the literary and popular culture of the United States.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Seminar in American Religion

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Location: McKenna Hall B01

At the fall 2021 Seminar in American Religion, Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Calvin University) will discuss her book Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Performance: Risus Quartet

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall

The Grand Prize winners of the 2021 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition return to Notre Dame for a full recital.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021