February 6, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Cora Diamond, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia and professor of law at its law school, will speak on "The Problem of Impiety" on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Her talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science as part of a series on "Objectivity in Science and Ethics," will be free and open to the public.

Diamond's scholarly interests are in Wittgenstein, Frege and the philosophy of language, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy and literature. Diamond has served as the director of graduate studies in the department of philosophy at the University of Virginia since 1990. Her most recent book is The Realistic Spirit: Wittgenstein, Philosophy, and the Mind (1991); she is also the author of many articles and editor of two books, Wittgenstein's Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics (1989) and Intention and Intentionality (1979).

After earning a B.A in philosophy from Swarthmore College, Diamond received a D. Phil. from Oxford University.