Book Launch Held for "Mister Rogers and Philosophy"

by Public Relations | Oct 31, 2019

Panel Discussion

LATROBE, PA – The release of the book “Mister Rogers and Philosophy: Wondering through the Neighborhood” was celebrated with a panel discussion and book signing at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Edited by Dr. Eric Mohr, assistant professor of philosophy, and his wife, Holly, the book is a collection of 24 essays penned by philosophers and scholars from across North America on the philosophy behind the teachings of Fred Rogers as well as the impact that the legendary television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has made over the past four decades.

The Mohrs were joined by five contributors who penned chapters in the book, including Saint Vincent College junior biology major Sydney Ball; Dr. Sara Lindey, professor of English at Saint Vincent College; Dr. Jason King, professor of theology at Saint Vincent College; Dr. Matthew Ussia, assistant professor of English at Duquesne University; and Dr. Jacob Graham, associate professor of philosophy and religion at Bridgewater College. Following the discussion, an audience question-and-answer session was held, before the evening closed with a book signing by the contributors.

“Mister Rogers and Philosophy: Wondering through the Neighborhood,” was released on Oct. 15 and is available for purchase through Amazon and at book retailers nationwide.

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Holly Mohr introducing panelists


Sydney Ball

Mr. Rogers and Philosophy contributors

PHOTO 1: From left to right – Panelists Dr. Jacob Graham, Sydney Ball, Dr. Matthew Ussia, Dr. Sara Lindey, Dr. Jason King and Dr. Eric Mohr (standing).

PHOTO 2: Holly Mohr introduces the panelists.

PHOTO 3: Sydney Ball discusses her chapter in “Mister Rogers and Philosophy: Wondering through the Neighborhood.”

PHOTO 4: Book contributors Sydney Ball, Dr. Sara Lindey, Dr. Jason King, Dr. Jacob Graham and Dr. Matthew Ussia.  

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