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November 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST


Physical Sciences Building Room 120

Chesterton House and COLLIS Co-Present:

God and the Good Life

Big Questions of Faith, Flourishing, and Meaning

November 9th, 2023
5pm to 6pm ET
Reception to follow
Physical Sciences Building 120
or remotely via Zoom (Registration Required)

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Does your strategy for getting through college seem inadequate to set you up for a good life? We know how to plan, optimize, and prepare for a good internship, career, or college experience. But, do these methods work for creating a good life overall? Perhaps friendship, community, family, and God suddenly hold more value in creating a truly good life.

Join us as we hear from philosophy professor Meghan Sullivan, who has shepherded thousands of students in reasoning through big questions like these in Notre Dame’s most popular course, “God and the Good Life.” She has inspired thousands more through her recent book, The Good Life Method. Join us as Prof. Sullivan will introduce her method of philosophy for living well, asking better questions, telling true stories, wrestling with suffering, loving, and believing. How can we create a robust system for when life doesn’t go as planned… and when all seems to be going well, what actually matters?

Meghan Sullivan; The Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame

Professor Meghan Sullivan is the Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. She serves as Director of the NDIAS, a university-wide research institute that supports faculty, doctoral students, undergraduates and visiting fellows pursuing cross-disciplinary research on major ethical questions. Sullivan also serves as Director of the University Ethics Initiative, working under the Office of the Provost to guide Notre Dame’s Ethics Priority in our recently adopted ND 2033 Strategic Framework.

Professor Sullivan’s research tends to focus on philosophical problems concerning time, modality, rational planning, value theory, and religious belief (and sometimes all five at once). Sullivan has been honored with one of Notre Dame’s Joyce Awards for Teaching, with the Provost’s All-Faculty Team Award, and with the City of South Bend’s 40 Under 40 Award.

More About Professor Sullivan Here

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Can’t make Thursday evening? Join Meghan for an interactive lab November 8th at Chesterton House!


This event is made possible in part by the grant, “In Lumine: Supporting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on College Campuses Nationwide,” (Grant #62372) from the John Templeton Foundation.

Chesterton House Painting