Truth – What is it? Why is it important? Can we live well without it?
With the rise of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” these questions are central concerns for our world today. Some scholars conclude that we now live in a “post-truth world,” where facts have become irrelevant in our own lives and in the choices and actions of our leaders. What does it mean to live in a “post-truth world?” And, more importantly, how are we to defend and promote truth in such a world?
The Manhattanville Philosophy Department, in association with the World Religions and Political Science Departments, invites all students, educators, community members, and lovers of truth to this year’s Mary T. Clark Event. This year, the event will span two days, from April 1st to 2nd, and welcome various speakers to discuss the central theme, Living in a Post-Truth World. Speakers will include Mary Ellen Bork, American human rights activist, Armen Morian, Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, Antonia Arslan, Author and Professor at the University of Padua, Marco Liviero, Professor of Literature at Eton College, and more. When available, the full schedule of events and speakers will be released on the Manhattanville Philosophy Department webpage.
The event will conclude with the annual Mary T. Clark Lecture at 6 p.m. on April 2, to be delivered this year by His Excellency Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Orthodox Church. An ensemble of Armenian dancers will preface the lecture.
At Reid Castle, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. Speakers begin at 1 p.m. on both days. Refreshments will be served throughout. Attendance is free of charge. Please contact (315) 731-0958 for further information.