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Press Release for Monday, January 5, 2009

Author Naomi Zack Discusses Ethics of Disaster at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Dr. Naomi Zack, professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, will discuss “Ethics of Disaster” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

Zack has spoken widely and written numerous articles on the issues of race, gender and 17th century philosophy. She has also authored several books, including her most recent “Inclusive Feminism,” which aims to resolve the contentions among feminism with a new relational definition of women. Her other books are “Philosophy of Science and Race,” “Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity, Then and Now,” “Race and Mixed Race” and the short textbook “Thinking about Race.”

Zack serves as editor of “American Mixed Race” and “Women of Color and Philosophy.” More recently she has been involved in the application of philosophy to disaster preparation and emergency response. Her research concentrations comprise race, mixed race, 17th century philosophy and feminism. She’s also interested in existentialism, contemporary ethics and philosophy of science.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Spring 2009 Lectures link.