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Should Some Books Not Be Read?

October 5, 2020 at 8:00pm EDT / Zoom Webinar

A philosopher and a writer discuss the moral power of art

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It's common to say that the books we read shape us, but what do we really mean when we say that? If books really do have the ability to shape us, are there some books that, instead of forming us into better people and informing us, just make us worse? Or, is literature really not that powerful after all?

The Veritas Forum at Columbia invites you to a night of discussion on the moral power of literature. The online event will consist of a moderated discussion between Prof. Dhananjay Jagannathan and Dr. Tara Isabella Burton and a Q&A with questions from the viewers.

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Tara Isabella Burton

Author, Journalist, Theologian

Dhananjay Jagannathan

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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