March 13, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- Thomas Nagel, professor of philosophy and law at the New York University School of Law, will speak on "Moral Realism and Moral Objectivity" on Thursday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room. This 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.

Nagel is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy, and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of The Possibility of Altruism (1970), Mortal Questions (1979), The View From Nowhere (Oxford, 1986), What Does It All Mean? (Oxford, 1987), Equality and Partiality (1991), Other Minds (1995) and The Last Word (1997).