Topic: philosophy

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Happiness doesn’t cut it

March 23, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 22 Herald column “The Pursuit of Happiness” by James Flynn ’20. I believe that Flynn’s opinion — that “understanding the complexities of happiness is paramount for Brown students” — is flawed.

Cornel West, public intellectual and professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard, discussed a range of philosophical quandaries and his intersectional view of societal injustices at his lecture Tuesday night.

News, University News

Cornel West lectures on humanity, politics, justice

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At Tuesday’s event, Cornel West spoke with conviction and compassion, demonstrating care for his audience. Even as the event reached its scheduled end, he remained committed to speaking to every audience member who had a question for him.