April 5, 2004
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.-Paul Boghossian, professor and chair of philosophy at New York University, will speak on "Objective Knowledge" on Thursday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall in the Pruyne Lecture Room in Fayerweather Hall. Boghossian's talk, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Amherst College and the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science is the last of a series on "Ethics, Metaphysics, and Psychology of Belief." The lecture will be free and open to the public.
Boghossian's research interests are in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language and epistemology. His many publications have considered color, rule following, eliminativism, naturalism, self-knowledge, a priori knowledge, analytic truth, realism and the aesthetics of music. He is currently at work on a book on the notion of objectivity.
He has held research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York Institute for the Humanities, Magdalen College (Oxford), the School for Advanced Study (University of London) and the Australian National University (Canberra), Boghossian is on the editorial board of Philosophical Studies and Philosophers' Imprint. He has served as a faculty member at an NEH Institute on the Nature of Meaning. Boghossian received a Ph.D. degree from Princeton, and taught there and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor before coming to NYU.