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From the WGBH Forum Network: "Joseph Bottum discusses the implications of mortality in philosophy, art, political theory, and religion. Joseph Bottum earned his doctorate in philosophy at BC, and is the editor of First Things, a monthly journal published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life in New York City. He has also served as an arts and culture editor at the Weekly Standard and poetry editor at First Things. His books include The Fall & Other Poems) and, edited with David Dalin, The Pius Wars: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII.Bottum is introduced by Jorge Garcia, professor in BC's philosophy department."