Syracuse University alum and UConn professor to deliver lecture on truth Dec. 9
Syracuse University alum and UConn professor to deliver lecture on truth Dec. 9December 06, 2005Carol K. Masiclatclkim@syr.edu
On Friday, Dec. 9, the Department of Philosophy in The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University will welcome back alumnus Michael Lynch G’92, ’95 for a public lecture titled “Two Types of Pluralism About Truth” at 4 p.m. in Room 500 of the Hall of Languages. Lynch earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. at Syracuse University and now is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut and associate fellow at the ARHB Arche Research Center at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Pluralism, according to Lynch, is the intriguing idea that there may be more than one way for thoughts to be true. “Pluralism-whether about morality or truth itself-is a controversial topic in contemporary culture; and it is a topic I’ve been fascinated with ever since my time in graduate school at SU,” says Lynch. “So it is a joy to be able to come back to my old stomping grounds to talk about this topic.”
Lynch is the author of several books on philosophy and truth, including “True to Life” (MIT, 2004), which was hailed by The New York Times Sunday Book Review as “marvelous – a passionate demonstration that truth matters – strikingly clear and painstakingly reasoned.” It was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice and was the Gold Award Winner for Philosophy in the 2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.
This event is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in visitor lots and garages.