WFU lecture series to focus on moral value and human diversity

Robert Audi will present the A.C. Reid Lectures at Wake Forest University on March 20, 27 and April 10 and 17. This year’s lecture series, titled, “Moral Value and Human Diversity,” is part of the 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor event series at Wake Forest. The events are free and open to the public.

Audi is visiting Wake Forest this spring as the A.C. Reid Lecturer in Philosophy. He teaches at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he is the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. He has written nine books and more than 75 articles about philosophy. His most recent books are “Religious Commitment and Secular Reason” and “The Architecture of Reason.”

Audi also has received numerous honors, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Pew Foundation Fellowship.

On March 20, Audi will present, “Ethical Theory and the Moral Fragmentation of Modern Life.” The March 27 lecture is titled, “The Experience of Value,” and the April 10 talk is titled, “Moral Pluralism and Cultural Relativity.” The final lecture, on April 17, is titled, “Human Diversity and Democratic Institutions.” The lectures will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.

The A.C. Reid Philosophy Fund, named for the former long-time chairman of the philosophy and psychology departments, sponsors the annual lecture series. For more information, call 336-758-5359.

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