Philosophy Colloquium

John MacFarlane
John MacFarlane

April 8, 2013                           

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Professor of Philosophy at the University of California Berkeley, John MacFarlane will speak at Illinois Wesleyan University Philosophy Department’s colloquium on Thursday, April 11, in Davidson room of the Memorial Center (104 University Street, Bloomington) at 4 p.m. His talk is titled “The Rationality of Relativism.”

MacFarlane, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, is primarily involved with research in philosophy of language, philosophical logic and related issues in metaphysics and epistemology. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled “Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and Its Applications.”

Most of his work is in philosophy of language and logic, with other research interests as the philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, the history of logic, Frege, Kant and ancient philosophy.

The colloquium is co-sponsored by IWU’s Department of Physics with support from the Philosophy and Linguistics Departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is made possible by a grant from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. 

For additional information contact the Department of Philosophy by email at or by phone at (309) 556-3313.

Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181,