WMU News

Leading philosophy expert to speak

January 15, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- A leading expert on the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of psychology will present an address at Western Michigan University Thursday, Jan. 29.

Dr. Michael Tye, professor of philosophy at Temple University in Philadelphia and King's College in London, will speak on "Consciousness: The Explanatory Gap" at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall. His free lecture is sponsored by WMU's Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

Tye is the author of three books published by Cambridge University Press and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, as well as more than 50 articles for top philosophy journals. His work has earned him an international reputation for creative thinking on such elusive topics as the phenomenal character of sensory qualities, mental imagery and vagueness.

Tye's lecture is being coordinated by the WMU Department of Philosophy. For more information, persons may contact Dr. Arthur E. Falk, professor of philosophy, at (616) 387-4403.

The Visiting Scholars and Artists Program was established in 1960 and has supported some 500 visits by scholars and artists representing more than 65 academic disciplines. The chairperson of the committee that oversees the program is Dr. Linda L. Dannison, chairperson of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.


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