University Chair in Critical Thinking
Could the activity of thinking as such - the habit of examining whatever happens to come to pass or to attract attention, regardless of results and specific content - could this activity be among the conditions that make us abstain from evil-doing or even condition us against it?"
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
The Chair sponsors an annual lecture series, serves as the faculty advisor for students for nationally competitive fellowships, sponsors international faculty development seminars, and teaches in the CORE and Honors curriculum of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.
Nick Hayes holds the Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John's University.