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“Perception: Where Mind Begins” topic of April 30 Selzer lecture

Thursday, April 24, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at or 608-363-2849

University of California, Los Angeles Philosophy Professor Tyler Burge, this year’s Selzer Visiting Philosopher, will speak on “Perception: Where Mind Begins” on Wednesday, April 30. Taking place at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Lounge of Pearsons Hall, the lecture is free and open to the public. Those who cannot make it in person may watch it in real time at

Burge’s fields of interest include philosophy of language and logic, philosophy of psychology and mind, epistemology, and history of philosophy. Burge wrote Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege, Foundations of Mind: Philosophical Essays, Volume 2, and Origins of Objectivity.

Burge’s visit is co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Selzer Visiting Philosopher Program.

Established in 2010 in honor of John Selzer'77, the Selzer Visiting Philosopher Series brings distinguished and influential philosophers to campus for two days of talks, discussions and classroom visits.