Submitted on Friday, 10/7/2011, at 3:48 PM

AMHERST, Mass. — Adam Elga, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University, will visit Amherst College on Oct. 27 to deliver a lecture on the risks of safe thinking.

The lecture, the second of five in the 2011-2012 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on Rationality and Religious Belief, will take place in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115 of the Fayerweather building) at 4:30 p.m.

Elga, who holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has taught at Princeton since 2001. His interests in the philosophy of science include the physics and metaphysics of time and temporal asymmetry and the nature of chance. He is also interested in decision theory, game theory and the foundations of probability.

The lecture series is funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science. For further information, please call (413) 542-5805.