Agnes Cuming Visiting Speaker 2013

Prof. John McDowell, 
Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

The UCD School Of Philosophy is delighted to announce that the Agnes Cuming speaker for 2012-13 will be John McDowell, Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy,  University of Pittsburgh. Professor McDowell will give two public lectures and one seminar in April 2013.  The lecture series will be entitled "Two Questions about Perception."

Lecture 1: Can cognitive science determine epistemology?
Newman Theatre 1, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
23 April 2013, 6.00 pm (Reception to follow)

Lecture 2: Are the senses silent?
Newman Theatre 1, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4
24 April 2013, 6.00 pm

Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
25 April 2013, 2.00-4.00 pm 

John H. McDowell (MA, Oxford) is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to Pittsburgh in 1986, he taught at University College, Oxford. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and Princeton University. He was the John Locke Lecturer at Oxford University in 1991. His major interests are Greek philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and epistemology, and ethics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Professor McDowell recently won a Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Their citiation reads: "McDowell is a philosopher of language and mind who has defined central issues in analytic philosophy, and made significant contributions to the history of philosophy."

We are honoured that Professor McDowell will be coming to UCD School of Philosophy in the Spring.

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