November 11, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Robert Audi will give the talk, "The Problem of Evil as a Challenge to Philosophy and Theology: Can Theism Be Rational Given the Evils of History?" on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the C. Willard Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Religious Studies and the University Lectureship Committee.

Audi is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests are in ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, religious epistemology, and the philosophy of mind and action.

He has published 15 books, including most recently Democratic Authority and the Separation of Church and State (Oxford, 2011) and The Good in the Right: A Theory of Intuition and Intrinsic Value (Princeton, 2005).

He has authored more than 200 papers in journals such as Mind, Nous, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Faith and Philosophy, Journal of Business Ethics and the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy.

Audi has served as the president of the American Philosophical Association and the Society of Christian Philosophers, and as general editor of the first and second editions (1995, 1999) of the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. He holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.