Notre Dame Philosophy Professor to Give Lecture on Religion in the Public Square

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (March 23, 2012) — What are the ethical dimensions of religion in the public square? Dr. Robert Audi, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will be addressing these questions during a lecture at John Brown University on March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Bynum Theater. This free public event is sponsored by the JBU Philosophy club and made possible by a grant from the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Dr. Robert Audi is the author of 13 books, including the recently published, “Business Ethics and Ethical Business.” He has also published more than 200 scholarly papers. His areas of expertise include ethics, the theory of knowledge and justification, philosophy of religion and philosophy of action.

In addition to his publications, Dr. Audi has also served as the general editor for “Modern Readings in Epistemology” and served as president of the American Philosophical Association and general editor of the 1995 and 1999 editions of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy.

“Dr. Audi is a philosopher’s philosopher. We are honored to have such a distinguished lecturer coming to JBU,” said Dr. Jay Bruce, assistant professor of philosophy at John Brown University. “We are pleased to offer this type of academic opportunity to both students and the surrounding community.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.