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“Autonomy and Its Burdens” Topic of Annual Lecture in Philosophy at Creighton

“Autonomy and Its Burdens” Topic of Annual Lecture in Philosophy at Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. – John H. McDowell, one of the most influential philosophers active today, will present "Autonomy and Its Burdens," during Creighton University's 29th annual Henri J. Renard, S.J., Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in room 3023 of Creighton University’s Harper Center located at 630 N. 20th St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McDowell is the University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Before going to Pittsburgh in 1986, he taught at University College, Oxford, England. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the University of Michigan and Princeton University. He was the John Locke Lecturer at Oxford University in 1991.

The Rev. Henri J. Renard S.J. Endowed Lecture Series is named in honor of Rev. Henri J. Renard, S.J. (1894-1981), a respected and loved professor of philosophy at Creighton University from 1947-1969. Many Creighton students have used philosophy books authored by Renard as they pursued the traditional sequence of philosophy courses within the philosophical system of St. Thomas Aquinas.