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How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life? The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Learn more at veritas.org

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How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life? The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. Learn more at veritas.org

    Should Some Books Not Be Read? | Dhananjay Jagannathan & Tara Isabella Burton

    Should Some Books Not Be Read? | Dhananjay Jagannathan & Tara Isabella Burton

    The Veritas Forum at Columbia presents a discussion on the moral power of literature. A conversation between Columbia Philosophy Professor Dr. Dhananjay Jagannathan and Dr. Tara Isabella Burton of The American Interest, moderated by Dr. Gregory Floyd.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Mathematics for Human Flourishing | Francis Su & Mia Chung-Yee

    Mathematics for Human Flourishing | Francis Su & Mia Chung-Yee

    For many people, math is cold and lifeless, a bunch of rules to follow---a way to separate people rather than a way to bring them together. It’s no wonder that many have anxiety over their math experiences. But what if we could see how math is tied to our deepest human longings---for beauty, for justice, for love? Would we see it---and ourselves---differently? Join mathematician Francis Su in conversation with Mia Chung-Yee as they discuss the broader implications of his new book Mathematics for Human Flourishing, which he wrote in collaboration with his friend Christopher Jackson, an incarcerated man who reshaped Su's own views of what math is, who it's for, and why anyone should learn it.

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    The Pursuit of Wholeness: Perspectives on God, Self, and Mental Health

    The Pursuit of Wholeness: Perspectives on God, Self, and Mental Health

    Perspectives on mental health and existing as a whole person from Dr. David Carreon of Stanford and Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan of the University of Montana.

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    Are We Better Off Divided? | David French & Angela Simms

    Are We Better Off Divided? | David French & Angela Simms

    In the aftermath of a contentious election season, we may find ourselves questioning the future of a nation that seems irreparably divided. We may ask questions such as, “is political and/or social unity possible or even desirable?” and, “if unity is desirable, what is the best pathway to that unity?”

    Attorney, author, and political commentator, David French, discusses this topic with assistant professor of Sociology and Urban Studies at Barnard College, Angela Simms. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Columbia University.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Music Making as a Picture of Human Flourishing | Mia Chung-Yee

    Music Making as a Picture of Human Flourishing | Mia Chung-Yee

    Octet Collaborative’s founder and board chair Mia Chung-Yee, an accomplished concert pianist and professor of musical studies, spoke to students at Cal Poly about the holistic human engagement involved in making music. Mia spoke about what we have lost as our culture has adopted a consumerist, technical, and accomplishment-driven attitude to music, and about how we might recover the flourishing music can bring to our lives and our society.

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    • 42 min
    Shame & Spirituality: Living as a Whole Person in a Disembodied World | Curt Thompson

    Shame & Spirituality: Living as a Whole Person in a Disembodied World | Curt Thompson

    Psychiatrist Curt Thompson, M.D. addresses the role of shame in our mental and spiritual lives. Presented by the Veritas Forum at Harvard University

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    • 39 min

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