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Oxford political philosopher at BYU lecture April 9

A leading political philosopher will speak Wednesday (April 9) at 3 p.m. in room 303 J. Reuben Clark Law Building at Brigham Young University.

Joseph Raz, professor of philosophy at Oxford University, will discuss "Interpretation and Understanding in the Humanities."

Raz received a Magister Juris and graduated summa cum laude from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1963. He continued on to Oxford University and became a doctor of philosophy in 1967.

He has been a professor at Oxford University and fellow of Balliol College since 1985. He is also a visiting professor and member of the department of philosophy at Columbia University. He has also published a number of books, essays and articles in his field. In addition, Raz has served on a number of journal and book editorial boards. Most recently, he was on the advisory board for The International Journal of Constitutional Law in 2001.

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Writer: Liesel Enke

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