Notre Dame Professor To Visit Baylor, Present ‘Plato’s Bedroom: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love’

David O'Connor
David O'Connor courtesy photo.
Oct. 21, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College will host the sixth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature David O’Connor, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and concurrent associate professor of classics at the University of Notre Dame.

O’Connor’s lecture, “Plato’s Bedroom: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love” will address the varying views of love. O’Connor’s teaching and research interests include ancient philosophy, ethics and political philosophy, and philosophy and literature.

“David O’Connor is a very popular teacher at Notre Dame, with concurrent appointments in philosophy and classics,” said Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of Baylor Honors College. “His work is especially noteworthy for his attempt to bring the philosophers of the ancient world into conversation with contemporary mores.”

The Drumwright Family Lectures are funded through contributions from Minette Drumwright Pratt, B.A. ’51. Pratt has worked with the International Mission Board and was director of the Office of International Prayer Strategy. She served as vice president of the Baylor Alumni Association in 1978 and on the Baylor Board of Regents from 1999-2008.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, High Tea will be served in the Garden of Contentment located outside Armstrong Browning Library.

Alexander Residence Hall is located at 1413 S. Seventh St. and Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave.

For more information, contact Baylor Honors College at (254) 710-1523.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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