The Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy is a newly-created annual lecture and book series organized by the university’s philosophy department and Oxford University Press to showcase the trailblazing work of some of the world’s most influential thinkers.
“We are bringing to Rutgers a broad constellation of superstars who are pathbreakers in their respective areas of philosophy,” says Larry S. Temkin, the series founder and chair of the philosophy department in the School of Arts and Sciences. “They are also incredibly dynamic and engaging speakers who can be counted on to make their thoughts come alive and inspire an audience.”
The inaugural lecture takes place Nov. 30 and features Kit Fine, a New York University (NYU) professor and one of the world’s foremost experts on the philosophy of language, metaphysics, logic, and the philosophy of mathematics.
The lecture, titled “The Problem of Vagueness,” will takes place at 6:15 pm in Room 4225 of the Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place.
Fine will present two additional lectures: “The Possibility of Vagueness,” 4:30 pm, Dec. 2, Alexander Library Teleconference/Lecture Hall; and “The Phenomenon of Vagueness,” 4:30 pm, Dec. 5, at the Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall.