Courage, audacity and determination

This course, organized by the Ferrater Mora Chair at a distance and online, in collaboration with the philosophy portal, took place from July 2 to 27, 2012, and had 83 students enrolled.

The aim of the course was to provide students with the tools to critically reflect on some of the values that have been valid until now and that should govern our lives in the 21st century. Often the best way to face the future is to take a look at the past. To this end, it seems that the best way to ask ourselves about the values that should govern our lives at the beginning of the third millennium is to review the values that have been in force up to now in order to build a new edifice of values that is not the result of uncritical impositions but of slow and mature reflection.

Courage, audacity and determination: three strong, hard, powerful values, each of which is automatically associated with a whole court of concepts. Thinking about these automatisms, about the root and the true meaning of the values we propose, and investigating their validity and appropriateness were the central objectives of this new course in the series “Limits and virtues of traditional values (the question of values in the 21st century)”.

The program was as follows:

Lesson 1 (July 2, 2012).
Prof. Joan Ferrer Gracia
The value of courage

Lesson 2 (July 9, 2012)
Prof. Josep-Maria Terricabras
The value of audacity

Lesson 3 (July 16, 2012)
Prof. Ramon Alcoberro
The value of determination