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Thaddeus Kozinski, philosopher, author, and educator will speak at King University
on “The Uselessness of Liberal Education” as part of the 2013-2014 Buechner Institute
Lecture series. Kozinski will speak on Sept. 30 at 9:15 a.m. at King’s Memorial Chapel
and again at 7 p.m. at the University’s Student Center Complex Board Room. The series
is co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier; this event is funded by the King University
Student Government Association.
“Dr. Thaddeus J. Kozinski is an intelligent and outspoken proponent of the classical
educational model,” said Dr. Craig Streetman, assistant professor of Philosophy and
director of the Snider Honors Program at King University. “Calm, reasoned, and reflective
voices like his help put the theoretical and ideological underpinnings of contemporary
movements in education into proper relief for more careful examination.”
Kozinski currently serves as an associate professor of Humanities, Theology, and Philosophy
at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo. Previously, Kozinski has taught courses
in the humanities, the Trivium, and philosophy for over ten years at the secondary
and postsecondary levels, including medieval and modern philosophy, logic, and ethics
at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, medieval philosophy at
Christendom College, and philosophy and mathematics at the Johns Hopkins Center for
Talented Youth. He was also the assistant headmaster and director of curriculum at
The Montfort Academy. Here, he taught Socratic conversation classes in several areas
of the humanities and created a monthly lecture and discussion series, the disputatio,
modeled on the famous medieval disputations.
Particularly interested in political philosophy, Kozinski released a book called “The
Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Can’t Solve It” (Lexington
Books, Aug. 2010). The work examines three of the most influential figures of political
philosophy: John Rawls, Jacques Maritain, and Alasdair MacIntyre.
Kozinski received his Bachelor of Comprehensive Science from Villanova University;
his Master of Liberal Arts from St. John’s College Graduate Institute, and his Ph.D.
from The Catholic University of America.
Thaddeus Kozinski will present “The Uselessness of Liberal Education” at 9:15 a.m.
at King University’s Memorial Chapel and again at 7 p.m. at King’s Student Center
Complex. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dale Brown
at 423.652.4156 or visit www.buechnerinstitute.org.
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