Breaking Bad has earned an enduring place in television history for its uncompromising exploration of ethics. Although the show’s premise is straightforward--condemned by fate to suffer a random cancer diagnosis, mild-mannered chemistry teacher Walter White decides to start cooking methamphetamine in order to “provide for the family”--its treatment of ethics is highly complex. This lecture will examine some of Mr. White’s choices by placing them in conversation with three of history’s most famous ethical philosophers: Niccolo Machiavelli, Immanuel Kant, and Jeremy Bentham. Free. For more information, 512-585-1814.
Join us for a continuation of our fall discussion on dreams and how the act of interpreting a dream generates its meaning. The lecture will be presented by Matthew Daude Laurents, Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities at ACC. Free. For more information, 512-585-1814.
Panel discussion by members of the Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities faculty. Free. For more information, 512.585.1814.