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Tom Morris to Deliver Inaugural Ron Messerich Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

Tom Morris

In a talk entitled, "True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change," Tom Morris will present wisdom from the great philosophers on life and work success. Morris has authored numerous books and is widely recognized as an engaging speaker on the value of philosophy in everday life and work. Website:

Event Details:
October 13, 2016
O’Donnell Auditorium, Whitlock Building.
This event is free and open to the public.

More About Tom Morris:
For fifteen years, Tom Morris was Notre Dame's most popular professor, often having in class one eighth of the entire student body.  He now lives in Wilmington, NC. Tom is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a MoreheadCain Scholar. He holds a double PhD from Yale University, and has won many awards in the academic world, including the University of North Carolina’s Distinguished Young Alumnus award, an honor he shares with former basketball great, Michael Jordan. Tom’s the author of over 20 published books.  His widely acclaimed 12th book, True Success, launched him into a new role as America's most active public philosopher dealing with issues of success and personal growth.  His next book, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, followed up with advice from ancient thinkers linking happiness and excellence.  His more recent books include The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living, and that extremely popular, big yellow book often seen in college dorms the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies.  Then there are other books, such as Superheroes and Philosophy, where Plato and Aristotle finally meet Superman and Batman, the business bestseller, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric, and his new novels, The Oasis Within and The Golden Palace, that have been collectively described as The Alchemist Meets Harry Potter Meets Indiana Jones. A former rock guitarist, Tom has appeared in network tv commercials as the national spokesman for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, a most philosophical bear, and has shared his wisdom on national television with such unlikely philosophy students as Regis Philbin on ABC, and Matt Lauer, on the NBC Today Show.  His work has been covered by CNBC, CNN, NPR, and such other news outlets as The New York Times, USAToday, Newsweek, and The Economist. He’s been called the world’s happiest philosopher. Wherever he goes, Tom brings the wisdom of the ages into the challenges of everyday life with high energy and good humor.

Published on September 07, 2016

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