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Blackburn to speak about philosopher Maynard Adams on ‘With Good Reason’

Philosopher Maynard Adams is the subject of a Sept. 22 broadcast of “With Good Reason,” a radio production of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Glenn Blackburn, a senior scholar at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is the author of  “Maynard Adams, Southern Philosopher of Civilization.” Blackburn will discuss Adams and his philosophy during the broadcast.
Adams, a major intellectual figure, is credited with developing a comprehensive philosophy that emphasized man’s search for meaning and value in life. He was a professor of philosophy and civic humanist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the second half of the twentieth century.
A professor of history at UVa-Wise for 26 years and dean of faculty for five years, Blackburn is now working on a history of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an influential environmental organization.
“With Good Reason” is aired locally on WVTF at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The broadcast also may be downloaded at the “With Good Reason” website at
"With Good Reason” is broadcast on 10 public radio stations in Virginia, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
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