Baylor's Honors College Hosts Philosophy Scholar

Feb. 25, 2010

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Dr. Marina Berzins McCoy, Fitzgibbons Chair of Philosophy at Boston College in Massachusetts, will present her lecture "Exile and Blindness in Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Memorial Drawing Room of the Memorial Residence Hall on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by Baylor's Honors College. The college features a variety of scholars, authors and public figures throughout the year.

McCoy received her bachelor's degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and her master's degree and doctorate from Boston University in Massachusetts.

McCoy's research interests focus on Plato's rhetoric, feminist philosophy and the philosophy of love and friendship.

Some of McCoy's publications are Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists and Alcidamas, Isocrates, and Plato on speech, writing, and philosophical rhetoric.

Memorial Residence Hall is located at the corner of Speight Avenue and Seventh Street.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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