David Roochnik, professor of philosophy and the Maria Stata Professor of Classical Greek Studies at Boston University, will deliver the 34th Stiernotte Lecture, “Good News: Fake News is Old News.” This event is free and open to the public.
Roochnik will examine the notions of truth and goodness in ancient Greek philosophy and show their relevance to the contemporary problem of “fake news.”
Roochnik has written five books and dozens of articles on ancient Greek philosophy. His two most recent books, “Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis” (State University of New York Press) and “Retrieving the Ancients: An Introduction to Greek Philosophy,”(Blackwell) demonstrate a scholar whose thinking wrestles not only with understanding ancient concepts, but also with their contemporary relevance.
The Stiernotte lecture series is named in honor of the late Alfred P. Stiernotte, who initiated the teaching of philosophy at Quinnipiac more than 50 years ago. The series has been funded largely from an endowment provided by his estate.
For more information, call 203-582-8652.
Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Mount Carmel Auditorium