Phi Beta Kappa to Host Visiting Scholar

Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Tyler Burge will give a public talk at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in Baldwin Hall 176.
Burge, a philosophy professor at UCLA, will present “Perception: Origins of Mind.” He will also speak at the student/faculty “brown bag” session at 12 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. He will discuss the classical conception of reason as expressed by Leibniz and Kant, with an eye to reflecting on reason as a natural psychological kind.

Burge is the author of numerous articles in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and history of philosophy. His most recent book is Origins of Objectivity. He is a former president of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as of the British Academy, and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Institut International de Philosophie. He has given the Locke Lectures at Oxford, the Dewey Lectures at Columbia and the Nicod Lectures in Paris.

Burge’s visit is made possible by Phi Beta Kappa-Delta of Missouri Chapter, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, the Provost’s Office and the Dr. Charles McClain Fund.