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Philosophy Lecture Series Starts With a Look on Life

Instructor Christopher Pallotti lectures about phi- losopher Aristotle’s ideas on “The Good Life.”

By Romeo Gonzalez | Staff Writer
On March 1, 2012

This semester's philosophy lecture series kicked off with more than 15 people Tuesday, Feb. 20 for "Ancient Greeks and The Good Life," hosted by instructor Christopher Pallotti.

"We are engaging tonight in the activity of philosophy," said Pallotti. "The idea is to bring together a community of learners and people who are interested in learning."

The concept of philosophy can be unappealing to some. However, Pallotti described philosophy as a general study and love of wisdom. He welcomed those new and old to the series. The focus for the night was "thinking about life."

"I loved it. I came the previous semesters, and I enjoyed being here this semester," said Philosophy Club President Michael Lalaian. "It's always fascinating and inspiring. You always learn something."

The topic of the night was "The Good Life" and what it means to have one according to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Palotti attributes Aristotle as one of the promi- nent contributors of a good life.

Pallotti breaks everything down and makes sure everyone,

even those who know nothing about philosophy, understand the idea behind the lecture. His interactions with the audience included asking questions, making sure everything was clear and creating a friendly environment in which everyone was comfortable.

"I will definitely be coming back every week," said Michael Lalaian. "It was exactly what I expected and more; [Pallotti] always delivers 110 percent. He makes you see things you already knew in a new way."

The next lecture, titled "Do Some Non-Human Animals Have the Right to Life?," will be held Tuesday, March 6 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Campus Center 104.

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