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Philosopher Cartwright to Deliver 2013 Frumkes Lecture, “Where Morals and Methods Mix—and Not Always for the Best,” March 28

February 20, 2013
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Nancy Cartwright, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and Durham University (UK), will deliver New York University’s Annual Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture on Thursday, March 28, 7:30-9 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place]).

Cartwright’s lecture is titled “Evidence-Based Policy: Where Morals and Methods Mix—and Not Always for the Best.”

The lecture is co-sponsored by NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and Department of Philosophy. The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 or email am3565@nyu.edu for more information. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).

Cartwright is a philosopher of the natural and social sciences who works on issues of causation, modeling, and objectivity. Much of her current research is concerned with how to improve evidence-based policy; she recently co-authored, with Jeremy Hardie, Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing it Better (Oxford University Press, 2012). Her other published works include: How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983); Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement (1989); Otto Neurath: Philosophy between Science and Politics (1995), a co-authored volume, The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science (1999), and Hunting Causes and Using Them (2007).

The Frumkes Lecture was established to showcase the work of the world’s most prominent philosophers and is supported by NYU alumnus Lewis Burke Frumkes. Past lecturers have been: Philip Kitcher, Jonathan Lear, Susan Wolf, Harry Frankfurt, Noam Chomsky, Simon Blackburn, Peter Singer, Dame Onora O’Neill, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Bennett.

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Philosopher Cartwright to Deliver Frumkes Lecture, “Where Morals and Methods Mix—and Not Always for the Best,” March 28

Nancy Cartwright, above, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and Durham University (UK), will deliver NYU’s Annual Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture on Thursday, March 28, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium.


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