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Brian Leiter to Present the Hansford M. Epes Lecture

by Davidson College

Epes Lecture PosterContact:
Kathy Barton
kabarton@davidson.edu

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez - Smith 900 Room

The Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture Series is delighted to welcome University of Chicago Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of Law, Philosophy & Human Values Brian Leiter. Leiter will present "The Truth is Terrible: Nietzsche's Idea of an Aesthetic Justification for Existence."

Leiter's scholarly writings have been in two main areas: legal philosophy and Continental philosophy. Philosophical naturalism has been an abiding theme in both contexts. In legal philosophy, he has offered a reinterpretation of the American Legal Realists as prescient philosophical naturalists and a general defense of what he calls "naturalized jurisprudence."