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11/24/2004 Philosophy lectures planned at Linfield

McMINNVILLE -- Naomi Zack, professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, will present the 35th annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Linfield College.

She will speak on "The Reconstruction of Race in Higher Education: Hope Now" Tuesday, Dec. 7, and on "Rule by Women: Feminist Ideas of Politics, History and Class" Wednesday, Dec. 8. Both lectures will be at 8 p.m., in Jonasson Hall, with receptions following.

Zack is the director of graduate studies in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. She completed her Ph.D. in philosophy at Columbia University in 1970 with a dissertation on the epistemology of C.I. Lewis. She left higher education and philosophy until 1990 when she began teaching at the University of Albany, State University of New York. She went to the University of Oregon in 2001. There she has served as co-chair of the Minority Recruitment Initiative and has been a member of the President’s Council on Race. She has also been a member of the executive board of the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Her most recent book is "Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality," scheduled to be published in 2005. She is also the author of "Race and Mixed Race," "Bachelor’s of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity, Then and Now" and "Philosophy of Science and Race." She has also written a short textbook, "Thinking about Race," as well as numerous articles. She has edited four anthologies including "American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity."

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2481.