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Online Lecture: The Virtues of Limits

23 Apr 2022
Seminar and ColloquiumCentre for Sino-Christian Studies
poster of The Virtues of Limits
23 Apr 2022
Zoom Meeting, link will be informed through email
Prof. David McPherson

About the lecture:

In this talk, David McPherson explores the place of limits within a well-lived human life and discusses his original account of limiting virtues, which are concerned with recognizing proper limits in human life. The limiting virtues that are the focus are humility, reverence, moderation, contentment, neighborliness, and loyalty. This discussion draws from McPherson’s new book The Virtues of Limits (Oxford University Press, 2022).


About the speaker:

David McPherson is an associate professor of philosophy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He works in the areas of ethics (especially virtue ethics), political philosophy, meaning in life, and philosophy of religion. He is the author of The Virtues of Limits (Oxford University Press, 2022) and Virtue and Meaning: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2020), as well as the editor of Spirituality and the Good Life: Philosophical Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He is a recent past president of Philosophers in Jesuit Education. He is currently a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder for Academic Year 2021-22 and working on his third book monograph titled Spiritual Alienation and the Quest for God.


This is an online lecture that will not be livestreamed on Facebook or YouTube. To watch live please register to receive the Zoom link. The video will be available after the talk to those who register. More 


This online series is cosponsored by the Angelicum Thomistic Institute, the Centre for Sino-Christian  Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Centre for Catholic Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.