Does Good Exist?

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: Corcoran Department of Philosophy at UVA


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Explore existential questions with Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life) and Maggie Paxson (The Plateau), whose personable books cross disciplines to blend science, biography, and history with memoir and introspection to delve deep into philosophical and moral issues. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Part biography, part science report, and part meditation on how the chaos that caused Miller’s existential misery could also bring self-acceptance and a loving wife, this unique book is an ingenious celebration of diversity and the mysterious order that underlies all existence. A quirky wonder of a book.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Multilayered, intimate .. Paxson is meticulous in her attention to  … the way people live, their language, the choices people make in times of violence …  An elegant, intensive study that grapples with an enormous idea: how to be good.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)