Robert Audi, the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of
Philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will give a public
lecture at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m.
in the Wall Auditorium. Audi's lecture, titled "Religion and Politics
in a Free Democracy: Toward a Stable Balance," is free and open to the
public. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
"We are very fortunate to have a philosopher of the stature of
Robert Audi speaking here," said Claudia McCollough, chair of Coastal's
Department of Philosophy and Religion. "The topic of his lecture could
not be more timely. With the advent of the new federal administration,
we are hearing more and more about the place of religion in politics.
His lecture topic promises to help us figure out whether or not there
can be a balance between these two historically adversarial camps. It
will be an interesting and exciting evening."
Audi's honors and fellowships include the Wilde Lectureship,
Oxford University; Reid Lectureship, Wake Forest University;
Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences, Santa
Clara University; and the William H. Morton Distinguished Senior Fellow
in the Humanities, Dartmouth College. Audi has authored numerous books
and served as editor-in-chief of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
(1989-1995) and Journal of Philosophical Research (1989 through 1992).
He is also past president of the American Philosophical Association,
Audi earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University, and his
master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
The program is funded in part by a grant from the South Carolina
Humanities Council and is sponsored by Coastal's Department of
Philosophy and Religion.
For more information, call McCollough at 349-2440.