Speaker to discuss disaster philosophy


Each semester, UNF invites several “distinguished” persons in the community and nation to speak in the Distinguished Voices lecture series. There are four speakers lined up for the Spring 2009 semester, including Dr. Naomi Zack, the next guest in the series.

For those interested in attending, here are some quick facts.


Dr. Naomi Zack, professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon. Her interests involve applying philosophy to disaster preparation and emergency response.


Zack will be speaking about her upcoming book, “Ethics for Disaster” and “The Handy Philosophy Answer Book.” She will be focusing on the implications of philosophy in each area.


7:30 p.m., Feb. 2


The University Center


Zack has written and published numerous articles on race, gender and philosophy from the 17th century. Her books include “Inclusive Feminism,” “Philosophy of Science and Race” and “Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity Then and Now.” She also wrote a short textbook, “Thinking about Race.”


Zack graduated with a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in 1970. She returned to the classroom in 1990 as professor at the University at Albany, SUNY.