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Literature and Essential Philosophical Questions: National Humanities Center Webinar

Description: This webinar explores various philosophical questions raised by the following three novels: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison; and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The novels all inspire consideration of (among others) the following three philosophical themes: Ethics: What kind of person should I be? Personal identity: Who am I? Social and political philosophy: What is the nature of courage?