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Date(s) - February 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Long's Peak Room, Lory student Center


Based on his recent book, The Fate of Transcendentalism. Secularity, Materiality, and Human Flourishing (2017), Ronda’s talk explores the work of three figures associated with the nineteenth-century American transcendentalist movement or inspired by it: reformer and essayist Elizabeth Peabody, novelist Truman Nelson, and writer Annie Dillard. Each of these reveals a distinctive side of transcendentalism, and all share a common commitment to what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls “secularity.”