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New Podcast Episode: “Conscience, Rights, and the Moral Imagination in ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’” with Dr. Virginia Arbery

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day and when we asked political philosopher, Dr. Virginia Arbery if she’d be willing to talk with us about the Bill of Rights, she said she’d be happy to talk about rights, but rather than the Bill of Rights, she suggested we discuss Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Twain’s story about the friendship and travels of Huck, a runaway boy and Jim a runaway slave explores right and wrong, freedom and bondage, conscience rightly formed and conscience poorly formed, rights and responsibilities.

Dr. Arbery is Associate Professor of Humanities at Wyoming Catholic College, and our guest on the latest episode of The After Dinner Scholar podcast.

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