The Humanities Research Colloquium, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities, will feature Dr. Kate Ward, assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, for its second talk of the semester.
Ward will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in Marquette Hall 105 on “Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Moral Growth in an Age of Inequality.”
The talk will be based on Ward’s book, “Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality,” which uses interdisciplinary insights from psychology, sociology and the Christian theological tradition to understand how having more money than we need or struggling to survive shapes our progress in the moral life.
Prioritizing the insights and experiences of those who are struggling to survive challenges received wisdom about virtue ethics, highlights an unappreciated moral dimension to equalizing economic policies and invites the economically comfortable to consider whether traditional Christian critiques of the wealthy might apply to our own middle-class lives as well.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The talk will be followed by discussion and light snacks will be provided.
If you have any questions about the colloquium, please contact Melissa Ganz, associate professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.