Young Philosophers:
What Is Freedom?
March 3

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“Life has never been normal,” wrote C. S. Lewis in an address to students at the outset of World War II. If we are waiting for a better time to pursue truth, goodness, and beauty, we may never get started. In the Young Philosophers series, Gutenberg College opens its (virtual) doors to high-school-age participants for thoughtful online discussion of important ideas.

Freedom has become a buzzword in our culture that suggests that we humans should think of ourselves as beings without limitation. We are totally free to choose whatever we want, some might say. Yet, to anyone who has reached the limits of fatigue or hunger, it would seem that in some respects we humans might be more limited than we want to believe. Given our limitations and our options, how might we think about freedom? Join Young Philosophers for a discussion of this question in order to gain greater clarity about freedom.

Attendee Requirements: High-school age
Maximum Attendees: 12


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Eliot Grasso

Leading this session of Young Philosophers will be Dr. Eliot Grasso. Eliot is the vice president and a tutor at Gutenberg College where he teaches art seminars and leads discussions in Western Civilization and the Great Conversation. Eliot holds a B.A. in music from Goucher College, an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.