September 21, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.–Robert Audi, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will give a talk titled “Testimony as a Social Foundation of Knowledge” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. Organized by the college’s Department of Philosophy, Audi’s talk is the first event in a lecture series on the “The Philosophy and Science of Testimony.” It is free and open to the public.

Audi is the author of 13 books—including the recently published Business Ethics and Ethical Business—as well as more than 200 papers appearing in journals and edited volumes. (He is a contributor to 75 others.) A past president of the American Philosophical Association, he has served as general editor of the first and second editions of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy and directed postdoctoral institutes and seminars under grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Audi earned his B.A. from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude in philosophy and English. He went on to earn both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His teaching includes the areas of business ethics, epistemology and philosophy.

This talk is made possible by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, established in 1983 by Carol Micken and John I. Forry ’66 to promote the study of philosophical issues arising out of new developments in the sciences, including mathematics, and issues in the philosophy and history of science.