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Free speech subject of 'Food for Thought' forum on Nov. 16
Posted 11/02/2017 12:47PM

The Living Philosophy Project and the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University is presenting the forum, "Food for Thought," on Thursday, Nov. 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.

Melanie Shepherd, Ph.D.

The forum, free and open to the public, encourages a philosophical discussion on the topic of free speech. Among the questions that will be addressed include, "Why is free speech important?," "What are reasons and motivations for free speech?," and "When does free speech become hate speech?" A reception for the program is 4:30-5 p.m., with the forum being from 5-7:30 p.m.

The Living Philosophy Project at Misericordia University sponsors and promotes undergraduate student research, symposia, conferences, and the dissemination of undergraduate scholarly work in a wide range of disciplines involving philosophical reflection.

The project's goal is to help students to develop professionally and personally through their own philosophical work, to be meaningfully changed by their own thinking and intellectual discourse, and to synthesize living and academic questions. In pursuing this goal, the project hopes to foster in students a lifelong love of wisdom and a desire to share this love with others.

For additional information about the forum, please contact Melanie Shepherd, Ph.D., chair of the Misericordia University Department of Philosophy, at Interested participants can make reservations by emailing Rita Molino at or by calling (570) 674-8184.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit
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