This talk by Dr. Tara Smith probes three factors vitally necessary to achieve happiness—factors that are not conventionally recognized, but in fact, are routinely vilified. Dr. Smith delivered this talk in Chicago on April 17, 2012, as part of the ARC Speaker Series.
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This lecture by Tara Smith was recorded May 9, 2006, as part of the ARC Lecture Series.
Recorded December 8, 2008—Shouldn’t we be pragmatic?
While Americans disagree vehemently about all manner of moral and political issues, beneath that disagreement rests the shared presumption that the way forward is always through moderation and compromise. In intellectual method—i.e., in our way of addressing problems and disagreements—Americans are united as pragmatists. Contrary to pragmatism’s image of reason and practical good sense, however, pragmatic methodology is actually self-destructive.