“Are the Twenties the New Teens?”

With Ernesto Escoto

For the first time in over a century, more young adults in the U.S., people between the ages of 18 and 34, live with parents than in any other type of living situation. In the spirit of the Christian Study Center’s aim to cultivate dialogue around enduring human questions in ever-changing cultural settings, this talk will examine our growing understanding of this phenomenon from developmental, cognitive, neuropsychological and Christian thought perspectives.

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“Distracted from What? Attention and the Moral Life”

With Michael Sacasas

This talk explores the often-unaddressed matter of what exactly attention is for and how distraction and attention have been variously conceived throughout modernity. Blaise Pascal, Walker Percy, and Simone Weil will figure prominently in our explorations.

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