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Oxford professor featured at BYU Wheatley Institution lecture Oct. 11

Peter M. S. Hacker, an emeritus research fellow at the University of Oxford, will present a Brigham Young University lecture Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium on the first level.

His lecture, “Philosophy and Scientism: What Cognitive Neuroscience Can, and What It Cannot, Explain,” is hosted by the Wheatley Institution. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Hacker is one of the most notable authorities on the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and a distinguished historian of the analytic tradition. In addition to his fellowship with the University of Oxford from 1966 to 2006, his visiting positions at other universities include: visiting professor at Swarthmore College in 1973 and 1986, visiting professor at University of Michigan in 1974 and the Milton C. Scott visiting professorship, Queen’s University, Kingston in 1985. 

The Wheatley Institution was founded in 2007 to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU and to enrich faculty and student experiences by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions.

For more information, contact Annalaura Solomon at 801-422-8230 or annalaura_solomon@byu.edu.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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