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2016 Issue

Number 25, Spring 2016

Editorial Committee

Will Briggs
Virginia Coffman, student rep
Steve Dawson
Kara Dean
Laura Kicklighter, Chair


The Agora annually presents writings by Lynchburg College students and faculty and includes essays written by students from other institutions that are members of the Association of Core Texts and Courses (ACTC). Lynchburg College contributors participate in the Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) program, which integrates ideas from classical selections with contemporary ideas and issues. LCSR classes encourage students to think deeply about current issues and to become sensitive to the interdisciplinary influence of classical ideas. Contributors from other ACTC colleges and universities participate in similar "great books" programs.

Table of Contents

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Editor's Introduction

Laura Kicklighter

"Allegorical Paintings and Alberti's Istoria: Making the Unseen Seen" Laura Meisner
"Exploiting the Confederate Battle Flag: Anti-segregationists show their" Teresa Gunter
"The Comedy of Death in Hamlet: Everyone Dies in the End" Tyler Cummings
"Adeimantus and the Philosophical Meaning of Interruption" Anna Elise Bates
"A Comparison of Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, and C.S. Lewis" Parker Allen
"Fiction and Philosophy: The Ideas of C. S. Lewis" Elizabeth Kirkwood
"Liza's Truth" Ebonee Christina Johnson


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