October 15, Department of Liberal Studies has organized an open lecture with the guest speaker Philip Enns on topic “Why am I here?” as part of the Philosophy course curriculum. Dr. Philip Enns is the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and teaches in the areas of Epistemology, Religion and Democracy, and Philosophy of Language.
The lecture was based on work of Alasdair MacIntyre, a Scottish philosopher and one of the great moral thinkers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. MacIntyre is well known for reintroducing Aristotelian ethics and politics into mainstream philosophy and for emphasizing the role of history in philosophical theorizing. During the lecture the audience was encouraged to apply philosophical ideas to answer the practical question “Why am I here?”, to discuss the purpose of life and how this idea has been changing over time in philosophical discourse