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April 7-8: Philosopher Michael Lynch Lectures

Lynch, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, will deliver two lectures.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 3-29-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Michael Lynch, a professor of philosophy and director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut, will deliver lectures at Minnesota State University, Mankato on Thursday and Friday, April 7-8 as part of the University’s Department of Philosophy 2015-2016 Nadine B. Andreas Lectures.

Lynch will speak about truth, the extended mind theory, and their relation to democratic society.

Lynch will discuss his most recent book, “The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data,” in a lecture Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. Lynch’s book was reviewed in a March 21 New article.

Lynch will then discuss “Truth’s Values” on Friday, April 8 at 9 a.m. in Morris Hall 103.

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

According to his online University of Connecticut biography, Lynch is the author or editor of seven books, including, “In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy” as well as “Truth as One and Many” and the New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s pick, “True to Life.” Lynch’s online biography also states that Lynch has held grants from the John Templeton Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bogliasco Foundation among others. In 2013, he authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the ACLU’s federal case against the U.S. National Security Agency.

For more information about the lectures, contact Brandon Cooke, professor and department chair in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Philosophy, by phone at 507-389-5520 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Philosophy is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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