News: Roland Faber to Speak

Roland Faber will deliver the keynote address at a Library of Congress symposium on Whitehead: “Three Hundred Years of Whitehead: Halfway”

Professor Roland Faber, Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb Jr. Professor of Process Studies, has been invited to lecture at the Library of Congress on February 17. This keynote address, given to the larger public, will invite better appreciation of the thought and intellectual legacy of Alfred North Whitehead as an important philosopher, physicist, and mathematician. The lecture will be given in conjunction with a symposium of the Manuscript Division and the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in recognition of a gift to the Library of Congress of a letter by Whitehead’s student and research assistant, Henry Leonard of Harvard, which has been donated to the Library by Dr. Leonard’s son. The lecture will also indicate the importance of Alfred N. Whitehead as a major intellectual figure of the early 20thcentury, whose work has grown in significance in recent decades, and will serve as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Whitehead’s birth in 2011.

Visit the Library of Congress website to find out more information.