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Lynne Rudder Baker to Give the 2018–2019 Romanell Lecture on Philosophical Naturalism

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Lynne Rudder Baker to Give the 2018–2019 Romanell Lecture on Philosophical Naturalism 

Lynne Rudder BakerNEWARK, Del. — Dec. 4, 2017 — The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Lynne Rudder Baker (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will give the 2018–2019 Romanell Lecture at the 2019 Eastern Division meeting in New York City.

The Patrick Romanell Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on the topic of philosophical naturalism. The lecture comes with a monetary award of $1,200 plus travel costs, and the lecture will be published in the APA Proceedings and Addresses.

The chair of the selection committee said, “Lynne Rudder Baker has been a leading contributor to the literature on philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophical theology for more than forty years. One of the many important themes that she has explored in her work concerns just what naturalism is committed to, and what it is that naturalists can and cannot account for.”

Baker is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Saving Belief: A Critique of Physicalism (Princeton University Press, 1987); Explaining Attitudes: A Practical Approach to the Mind (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View (Cambridge University Press, 2000); The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism (Cambridge University Press, 2007); and Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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Executive Director


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