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Philosopher to Deliver Annual Gannon Lecture

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
(212) 636-7576

Martin Beck Matuštík (GSAS ’91), Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Purdue University, will deliver the 2007 Gannon Lecture on “The Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations on Radical Evil” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at Duane Library on the Rose Hill campus.

A widely regarded scholar, Matuštík received his doctorate from Fordham University’s and is author of Discontents of Our Times: Essays About Radical Evil and Other Anxieties of Today (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2006), Jürgen Habermas: A Philosophical-Political Profile (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001) and Specters of Liberation: Great Refusals in the New World Order (SUNY Press, 1998).

The Gannon Lecture, which began in the fall of 1980, brings distinguished individuals to Fordham, to deliver public lectures on topics of their expertise. Fordham alumni endowed the series in honor of Robert I. Gannon, S.J., president of Fordham from 1936-1949. The event is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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