Steve Buttes and Andrew Kopec are continuing thier seminar, “Moral Thinking in Artworks of Success and Failure” in fall 2017, which is funded by the Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society.
The first meeting will focus on American literary and cultural works that define success and failure. We begin with portions of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography (1791) and end with parts of Norah Vincent’s 2005 book Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back. Along the way, we will consider some poems, short stories, essays in “self-help” (Frederick Douglass’s “Self-Made Men”), a nineteenth century young adult novel (Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick), and sociology (Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism).
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