This talk hosted by the Thomistic Institute at Cornell will explore Aristotle’s ideas about friendship and how Thomas Aquinas engaged with those ideas in a Christian context. The goal is to encourage our audience to think more intentionally about the nature of friendship and how they can go about forming and sustaining strong friendships. The talk will be hosted over Zoom.
Jennifer Frey is a professor in the philosophy department at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at UofSC, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department. She earned her PhD in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Medieval Studies (with Classics minor) at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Her research lies at the intersection of philosophy of action, ethics, and meta-ethics. She’s co-edited a book titled, Self-Transcendence and Virtue, which was part of the work she did as co-PI on a major three-year research project, titled “Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life.” She also writes for The Virtue Blog, and hosts a popular philosophy, theology, and literature podcast, called, “Sacred and Profane Love.”