LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
NEWSCAST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Humanities Lecture to Cover Philosophical Origins of American Political Theory

Most people know that ideas from the Enlightenment were important to America's founding fathers. Works by John Stuart Mill, John Locke, David Hume and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are all reflected in the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers. But other kinds of European philosophy also had a hand in developing the American experiment in self-government. Philosopher Matthew Stewart's 2014 book Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic examined some of the lesser-known ideas that inspired America's revolutionaries. He says that while Enlightenment thinkers get a lot of the attention, classical philosophy and rationalism deserve a share of the credit as well.


Matthew Stewart will speak at the Lied Center Pavilion at 7:30 this (THUR) evening, on the topic "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic." He will also appear at the Hall Center Conference Hall for a public conversation session tomorrow (FRI) at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Hall Center for the Humanities website

 

Philosopher and author Matthew Stewart:

Tags: 

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)
contact@kansaspublicradio.org