University of Rochester

EVENT: "The Foundations of Epistemology," a presentation by Princeton University professor Gilbert Harman

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Dewey Hall 1-101 on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to all.

March 1, 2000

Gilbert Harman, philosophy professor and director of graduate studies at Princeton University, will speak on "The Foundations of Epistemology" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Dewey Hall 1-101 on the University of Rochester River Campus.

Harman's discussion will address the theory of internal justification in the foundations of epistemology. The main thrust will be to distinguish this concept from the coherence and contextualist theories. The colloquium will include a discussion session and will be followed by a reception in the Linguistics and Philosophy lounge in Lattimore Hall 501.

Professor Harman will also meet with undergraduate philosophy majors to discuss Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivism, one of his most recent books.

Harman has earned several honors and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the James D. McDowell Foundation. He has written various articles ranging from moral philosophy to the philosophy of language, and has published many books including Thought; The Nature of Morality; Change in View; Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind; and Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivism.

The colloquium, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, is free and open to the public.




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