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Presentation Title

Thucydidean Courage: A Civic Virtue

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Jack Guen-Murray '13Follow

Location

Young 126

Abstract

After two years of research on Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, I have compiled evidence showing that Thucydides treated courage as a civic virtue. In first part of my presentation, I consider theories of courage by Plato, Tim O’Brien, and Barack Obama to show the complexities of courage. In the second part of my presentation, I describe Thucydidean’ courage and its practical uses.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 11:40 AM

End Date

4-9-2013 12:00 PM

Panel

Panel: War, Peace and Virtue

Panel Moderator

Carolyn Golz

Field of Study for Presentation

Philosophy

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Apr 9th, 11:40 AM Apr 9th, 12:00 PM

Thucydidean Courage: A Civic Virtue

Young 126

After two years of research on Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, I have compiled evidence showing that Thucydides treated courage as a civic virtue. In first part of my presentation, I consider theories of courage by Plato, Tim O’Brien, and Barack Obama to show the complexities of courage. In the second part of my presentation, I describe Thucydidean’ courage and its practical uses.