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Beth Sorensen
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503/777-7574
beth.sorensen@reed.edu


INFLUENTIAL PHILOSOPHER TO SPEAK ON ARISTOTLE

Donald Davidson, University of California-Berkeley emeritus professor of philosophy, will discuss "Aristotle's Influence on the Theory of Action" on Friday, March 2, at 4.30 p.m. in Eliot 314. The lecture, which is sponsored by Reed’s philosophy department, is free and open to the public; for more information call 503/777-7755.

Davidson is one of most important philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. His collected papers, Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 1986) and Essays on Actions and Events (Oxford University Press, 1990), represent crucial developments in Anglo-American philosophy, particularly in the fields of philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. Much of Davidson’s work has focused on providing a single, integrated approach to the problems of knowledge, action, language, and mind.

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