Discussion Group

Questions of Value


A discussion group examining fundamental questions of value. Each meeting begins with a reception followed by an hour of structured conversation. No advanced reading is required, but a selection of quotations provides the catalyst for the discussion. Questions include:

  • How should we measure social progress?

  • What is it to have integrity in one’s values?

  • Is value created or discovered?

Open to graduate students. Space is limited; for more information please contact Peter Wicks.

Spring Meetings

2/5 [Future dates TBD]


Cecil Graham:   What is a cynic?
Lord Darlington:  A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

Quentin Metsys ,  The Moneylender and His Wife  (1514)

Quentin Metsys, The Moneylender and His Wife (1514)