Philosophy Series Debuts at Beloit in AprilPosted by admin on 3/24/10 • Categorized as Spring 2010
Philosophy will take center stage when a new lecture series gets underway at Beloit in April.
The Selzer Visiting Philosopher Series will bring a distinguished philosopher to campus annually to address the campus community. Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will be on campus the third week of April. She will deliver the inaugural lecture on April 21.
The series is made possible by John Selzer’77, who says he is still inspired by the strong intellectual relationships he saw form between Beloit faculty and students.
“I feel people need to be presented with dialogue and thinking and learning in the humanities,” Selzer says. “I had a fantastic education at Beloit College; I loved the interaction between my professors and students.”
Faculty members at Beloit say they look forward to exposing students to noted philosophers through the series.
“The philosophy faculty are excited about the opportunities the Selzer Visiting Philosopher Series will bring to our program and the College as a whole,” says Phil Shields, Hales Family Professor of Ethics at Beloit College. “We will be able to bring to campus some of the most distinguished living philosophers in the world, thinkers and writers who have profoundly impacted the discipline of philosophy and, in most cases, other disciplines as well.”