Dr. C. Bradley Thompson from the Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University will explain why the best kind of education is a “liberal education,” which means reading and discussing the Great Books of philosophy, literature, history, and politics. Such an education asks the most fundamental questions: What is the good life, what is justice, what is virtue, what is freedom, and what is beauty? He will explain that a liberal education is also the most practical kind of education.
Monday, October 5
8:00 PM EST
Presenter: Dr. C. Bradley Thompson
Dr. C. Bradley Thompson is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University, Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study Capitalism, and the founder of the Lyceum Scholars Program.
He received his Ph.D. at Brown University, and he has also been a visiting scholar at Princeton and Harvard universities and at the University of London.
In recent years, Dr. Thompson has published essays on a range of topics such as children’s rights, natural law theory, Marxism, progressive education, and free-market education.
His latest book, America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration that Defined it, is the first in a projected three-volume study of America’s Revolutionary-founding period.