March 13, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- Simon Blackburn, professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge, will speak on "Objectivity and Truth: You'd Better Be Cheerful," on Thursday, March 27, at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. 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.

Blackburn was a fellow and tutor at Pembroke College, Oxford from 1969 to 1990. His books include Spreading the Word (1984), Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993), The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (1994), Ruling Passions (1998) and Truth (co-edited with Keith Simmons, 1999). He edited Mind, the leading journal of philosophy in Britain, from 1984 to 1990.