Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Philosophy professor to present at Whitworth as part of annual conference


Whitworth University will host Katherin Rogers as a featured guest in the Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture Series. Rogers will present on “Bedazzled, The Devil and Freedom” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall.

Rogers, a professor of philosophy at the University of Delaware, currently specializes in medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion.

The Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture series is an annual conference co-hosted by the Faith and Reason Institute at Gonzaga University and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth University.

Additional conference events open to the public are as follows:

• Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.
Film Showing of Pan’s Labyrinth, followed by discussion led by Gonzaga philosophy professors
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave.

• Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m.
Richard McClelland will lecture on “A Biological Basis for Imagination”
Wolff Auditorium, Room 114, Jepson School of Business, Gonzaga University

• Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.
Michael Foley lectures on “The Metaphysics of Elfand”
Wolff Auditorium, Room 114, Jepson School of Business, Gonzaga University

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Michelle Pace, Weyerhaeuser center program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu.

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or lbeechinor@whitworth.edu.