For the second year, a book was selected and a copy provided for all faculty and staff in the college who were interested in reading it. This year's book is Paul Woodruff's First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea. The book is a thoughtful consideration of civic life and provides concepts applicable to the work of scholarly research and teaching in the humanities.
Dr. Woodruff is Darrel K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Texas at Austin. He was invited to campus to speak to the college faculty and others in mid-September and discuss the book. This is the audio broadcast of that lecture.