Albert Borgmann - March 16, 2009
Regents' Professor, Department of Philosophy, The University of Montana
"Politics and the Pursuit of Excellence"
8:00 PM Monday, March 16, 2009
The author of Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life, Real American Ethics, and other seminal works, Professor Borgmann will sum up what a lifetime of teaching and writing has taught him about the contributions that philosophy can make to the politics of the good society.
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"Is Moral Perfectionism Incompatible with Democratic Equality?"
3:10 PM Monday, March 16, 2009
Gallagher Business Building 123
You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Albert Borgmann. After earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Munich in 1963, he taught at De Paul University and the University of Hawaii before arriving at UM in 1970. From 1987 to 1993, he served as the chairman of the Philosophy department. In 1996, he was awarded the rank of Regents’ Professor of Philosophy. Renowned for the rigor and brilliance of his teaching, he has been a revered mentor to generations of UM students. With his energetic leadership of the Philosophy Forum, he has made an invaluable contribution to the quickening of the University’s intellectual life. His international reputation as a prolific author of original scholarship rests on a vast array of publications, a sampling of which includes:
He has published dozens of articles, essays, and reviews in such journals as Philosophy Today, Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Research in Philosophy and Technology, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, and Christian Century.