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Visiting scholar addresses ethical theory and current issues

Oct. 30, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- An expert on ethical theory will be on the Western Michigan University campus next week as part of the Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

Dr. Robert Audi, the David E. Gallo professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame, will present "Ethical Theory and Some Challenges of Contemporary Life," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center.

His lecture will look at different ethical approaches and relate them to current issues, including the relationship between religion and politics and the role of the media in a free society.

Audi is internationally known for his work in ethics, and has published numerous books, including "The Architecture of Reason: The Structure and Substance of Rationality," and "The Structure of Justification."

The Visiting Scholars and Artists Program at WMU was established in 1960 and has supported more than 500 visits by scholars and artists representing some 65 academic disciplines. The chairperson of the committee that oversees the program is Carol Bennett, instructor in the Department of Business Information Systems.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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