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Philosophy of science and the humanities topic of UI lecture April 9

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michael Friedman, a professor at Indiana University, will deliver the 32nd annual E.W. Hall Philosophy Lecture at the University of Iowa Thursday, April 9 in the Shambaugh Auditorium.

The lecture, "On the Idea of a Scientific Philosophy: Philosophy Between Science and the Humanities," will begin at 8 p.m. with a reception immediately following in the North Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friedman is a professor of philosophy, history, and philosophy of science, arts and humanities, and is chairman of the department of history and philosophy at Indiana University. He is widely published and is an award-winning author of two books.

Friedman has served as president of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and currently serves as president of the Philosophy of Science Association.

Friedman will give another lecture Friday, April 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 107 English-Philosophy Building (EPB), entitled "Kantian Themes in Contemporary Philosophy."

The E.W. Hall Philosophy Lecture, sponsored by the UI philosophy department, annually features a high-profile lecturer.