Lectures focus on 'Surviving Death,' May 9-11
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:35 p.m.
"Surviving Death" is the theme of three lectures by Princeton philosopher Mark Johnston scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Johnston's lecture topics are: "The Uses and Abuses of Heaven," May 9; "The Self as Dreamt by the Objects," May 10; and "A New Refutation of Death," May 11.
Johnston is the Walter Cerf *41 Professor of Philosophy. His areas of interest include ethics, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and philosophical logic.
The talks are designated as the philosophy department's Hempel Lectures, in honor of the renowned philosopher of science and longtime Princeton faculty member Carl Hempel, who died in 1997.