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Dane Scott to present McDonald Philosophy Lecture on March 19

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Dane Scott, director of the Center for Ethics at the University of Montana, will deliver the Fifth Annual Don and Gladys McDonald Philosophy Lecture at Bemidji State University on Wednesday, March 19. The presentation, entitled “The Perfect Problem: The Legacy of Climate Change,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Hagg-Sauer 107 on the BSU campus and is open to the public.

Scott, who also serves as associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montana, became interested in debates over science and technology while studying the international debate over genetically modified organisms. Since 2001, these studies have been published in numerous periodicals and he has given a variety of presentations across the United States and in Europe.

In addition, Scott has taught several courses on practical reasoning and ethical dialogue, including a graduate course at the University of Montana focusing on ethical reasoning and the global climate change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in soil science from the University of California at Riverside and a doctorate in philosophy from Vanderbilt.

The Don and Gladys McDonald Philosophy Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Letters at Bemidji State.

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy at (218) 755-2880.

March 19
- 7 p.m. - Dane Scott, director for Center of Ethics at University of Montana, presents  the Fifth Annual McDonald Philosophy Lecture at Bemidji State University. Location: Hagg-Sauer 107, BSU campus. Admission: free. Information: (218) 755-2880.

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