Lunch Discussion on "Walker Percy: Philosopher, Novelist, Catholic"

Feb 24, 2022
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Jennifer FreyUniversity of South Carolina

Open to current students and faculty. Others interested in joining should contact us. Lunch will be served.

Join us for a lunch discussion with Prof. Jennifer Frey on the the work of novelist Walker Percy.

Suggested readings from Signposts in a Strange Land

  • "Naming and Being" (pp 130-138)
  •  "Physician as Novelist" (pp 191-196)
  •  "Why are you a Catholic?" (pp 304-315)

A PDF of the readings will be provided to registrants.

Prof. Frey will also give a lecture on Walker Percy at a hybrid event on Wednesday, February 23.

For all events held at Gavin House, the Lumen Christi Institute follows Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance for in-person gatherings. Please see here for the city’s most up-to-date guidelines. These are guidelines subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Jennifer Frey is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina and fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. She was previously a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department. Frey holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has published widely on action, virtue, practical reason, and meta-ethics, and has recently co-edited an interdisciplinary volume, Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology (Routledge, 2018)Her writing has also been featured in First ThingsFare ForwardImageLaw and LibertyPloughThe Point, and USA Today