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Visiting philosopher to discuss "When Do We Begin and End?"

October 10, 2007

Eric Olsen, professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield in England, will present a free lecture, “When Do We Begin and End?” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Wake Forest University philosophy library, B316 in Tribble Hall.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Originally from Washington state, Olsen says he discovered philosophy by accident while studying the sciences at Reed College.  He wrote his first book, "The Human Animal,” during a period of unemployment following his studies.  He was a lecturer at Cambridge University for eight years, and has been a professor at Sheffield since 2003.

Olsen’s research is in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.  Topics of particular interest to him include personal identity and the nature of time.  For more information call the Wake Forest department of philosophy at 336-758-5359.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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