Denison Presents Philosophy Colloquium with Nicholas Rescher
Date of Event: March 26, 2009
Posted: March 18, 2009
Denison University will present a lecture by Nicholas Rescher, professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). “By the Standards of Their Day” is a discussion of how people have a tendency to judge, by their own standards, the actions of people in other times and places. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Graduating with a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University at age 22, Rescher has a productive research career spanning six decades and he has authored more than 100 books on various philosophical subjects.
Founding editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly, Rescher has served as a president of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophy Association, the American G. W. Leibniz Society, and the American Metaphysical Society. He has been awarded fellowships by the Ford, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundations. Rescher was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt prize for Humanistic Scholarship in 1984, the Belgian Prix Mercier in 2005 and the Aquinas Medal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in 2007.
CALENDER LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Nicolas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh professor of philosophy, will present a lecture on “By the Standards of Their Day” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6387.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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