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St. Norbert College Killeen Chair Lecture Series to Feature Owen Flanagan

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From St. Norbert College, January 31, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will feature "Human Flourishing: Lessons from Comparative Philosophy and the Human Sciences," presented by Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Flanagan received his Ph.D. in philosophy and neurobiology from Boston University. His interests focus on comparative philosophy, philosophy and literature, and philosophical anthropology. In his lecture, Flanagan will draw on resources from Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as contemporary economics, psychology and neuroscience to explore what we know about flourishing, happiness, meaning and purpose.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen Chair draws attention to the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. The Killeen Chair is an appropriate way of honoring the late Abbot Sylvester Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert College, the Norbertine order and the wider community.

For more information, visit or call 920-403-3932.

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