The moment that each of us was born, we stepped into what Chesterton referred to as the supreme adventure of life. To be born, he wrote, is to enter a sort of fairy tale, from which follows certain important questions. What are the rules? How does this world work? Who are the good characters and who are the bad ones? What is the plot? Most importantly, who am I in this story?
In this week’s episode, we bring you the first part of a lecture delivered by Mr. Alvaro de Vicente on the moral imagination. In the lecture, Mr. de Vicente discusses how boys develop the world view, which informs all aspects of their life, from how they see reality per se to how they see their relationships with other persons.
In this segment, Alvaro focuses on what the moral imagination is and why it is important. In part II, he considers what we as parents and educators can do to form the moral imaginations of our sons and students.
- 1:35 Introduction
- 1:54 All the World’s a Stage
- 3:27 What is the Genre?
- 4:06 The Supreme Adventure
- 5:42 What is the Plot?
- 10:23 The Question: Who am I in the Story?
- 13:11 Some Clarifications: What Life is Not
- 17:00 The Moral Imagination Defined
- 17:00 Why the Moral Imagination is Important
- 20:12 Searching for a Persona
- 21:00 How a Boy Finds His Character
- 26:27 Influences on the Moral Imagination Today
Also on The Forum
Who am I?: The Question of Persona with Mr. Alvaro de Vicente
Our Little Protectors: How do WE See our Boys with Mr. Alvaro de Vicente
Forming your Young Son’s Conscience with Mr. Colin Gleason
Fostering Vocations in a Digital Age with Fr. Carter Griffin
Grounding Boys in Reality with Mr. Joe Cardenas
The Issue of Identity: Who does your son think he is? By Mr. Rich Moss