(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) - Dr. Frances Howard-Snyder speaks on “The Moral Risk of Trust: Learning from Fiction” March 15-16, 2017 during Geneva College′s Dr. Byron I. Bitar Memorial Lecture in Philosophy, an annual event since 2004.
Dr. Howard-Snyder’s first lecture, "Learning from Fiction," will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in John White Chapel of Old Main. Her second lecture, “Faith, Trust, and Moral Luck,” will take place at the same time and location on the following day, Thursday, March 16.
Dr. Frances Howard-Snyder earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Syracuse University and has taught at Wayne State, Purdue, and, for most of her career, at Western Washington University. Her areas of expertise include metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and aesthetics. She has written numerous papers in ethics and philosophy of religion, including "Divine Freedom," International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion (forthcoming), "Damned if you do; Damned if you don't," Philosophia (2008), and "Truth in Fiction: the Whole Story," (in William Alston, ed., Realism and Anti-Realism (Cornell, 2002). Recently most of her publications have been philosophical fiction, several of which can be found at her website: https://franceshowardsnyder.wordpress.com.
The Dr. Byron I. Bitar Memorial Lecture in Philosophy is endowed by the William C. Kriner Family in memory of Geneva College′s beloved professor of a quarter-century, in order to continue his legacy and vision for philosophy. The Lecture was inaugurated in 2004, a year after Dr. Bitar′s untimely death. Geneva College′s Philosophy Program can be contacted at 724-847-6700.
The annual Geneva College Bitar Lectures are free and open to the public.Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 40 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and classroom options, and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.