USF Lecture Examines Study of Human Practice

March 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy and Theology presents a free lecture titled “Towards a Philosophical Theory of Practice” on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in USF’s Brookside Ballroom, 2701 Spring Street.

The study of human practice is a growing field among anthropologists, philosophers, social and culture theorists, and ethnologists. Practice theorists cover a wide range of topics from subjectivity, embodiment and knowledge, to power and social organization. This lecture will explore why practice is important for contemporary philosophy and what contributions philosophers have made over the years.

Dr. Vincent Wargo, assistant professor of philosophy, will trace practice back to its origins in Aristotelian philosophy and forward to 20th century thinkers like Heidegger, Wittgenstein and others.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Angie Springer, 260-399-8066 or

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis offers a robust campus experience including 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.