Jewish Philosopher To Deliver Gillian Rose Lecture Jan. 19

Jan. 17, 2001

Renowned Jewish philosopher Jay Bernstein will deliver the Gillian Rose Lecture on Jewish and Continental Philosophy at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the White Beckham Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor University campus. Bernstein's speech, which is sponsored by Baylor's department of philosophy and the Center for American and Jewish Studies, is titled "After Auschwitz: Adorno's New Categorical Imperative."

"The lecture will deal with a Jewish philosopher and his understanding of the Holocaust," said Dr. Marc Ellis, director of the Center for American and Jewish Studies. "Adorno also became known in America for studying race relations in the 1960s."

Bermstein serves as University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at New School University in New York City. Prior to joining the faculty at New School, he taught for 25 years at the University of Essex, where he was head of the philosophy department from 1988-1992. Bernstein received his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh and and his bachelor's degree in religion from Trinity College. He is the author of The Fate of Art and The Philosophy of the Novel.

The lecture, which is named for famed Jewish philosopher Gillian Rose, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Center for American and Jewish Studies at 710-1510.

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