Amherst College Philosophy Professor Alexander George Creates "AskPhilosophers" To Bring Philosophy to All

October 11, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander George, professor of philosophy at Amherst College, has launched a new Website, called AskPhilosophers ( ), that allows anyone to ask anything-and get an answer from a thinker trained in philosophy.

Amherst College Professors Douglas and George Are Authors of "Sense and Nonsensibility"

August 11, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College faculty members Lawrence Douglas, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, and Alexander George, professor of philosophy, are the authors of Sense and Nonsensibility: Lampoons of Learning and Literature ($9.95, Fireside/ Simon & Schuster, New York, 2004), a collection of satires and parodies that poke fun at classic and contemporary literature, the educational establishment and American culture.

Jennifer Hornsby To Speak on “Knowing How To and Knowing Why To” at Amherst College April 13

April 3, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Susan Wolf To Speak on "Happiness" at Amherst College Dec. 2

November 15, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Philosopher John Perry To Present Second Amherst Lecture in Philosophy Oct. 19

September 27, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Philosopher Peter Kivy To Speak on “First the Music, then the Words” at Amherst College Nov. 30

November 13, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

World-Renowned Pianist Marilyn Nonken To Present a Concert on “Philosophy in Music” at Amherst College Feb. 23

February 5, 2007Director of Media Relations

Philosopher Jerrold Levinson To Speak on “Jazz Vocal Improvisation” at Amherst College March 8

Composer and Music Theorist Dmitri Tymoczko To Speak on "Composition as Applied Philiosophy" at Amherst College April 12

March 16, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Dmitri Tymoczko, a composer and music theorist, will give a talk on “Composition as Applied Philosophy” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science, Tymoczko’s talk is free and open to the public.

Amherst Lecture in Philosophy Now Available Online