Embodied Mind, Meaning, and Thought
The Department of Philosophy hosts an endowed lecture series, the Veroni Memorial Lecture Series, which brings well-known scholars in philosophy and related disciplines to KSU to give public lectures meant for a broad, interdisciplinary audience including both members of the academic community and the general public.
Our Fall 2019 Veroni speaker, Dr. Mark Johnson, is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. His work from the 1990s to the present has been extremely influential in encouraging philosophers to take the results of empirical research in the neurosciences into account when addressing questions in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, as well as issues of personal identity, embodiment, and cognition. Philosophy in the Flesh (1999) and Metaphors We Live By (2003), both co-authored with George Lakoff, have been particularly seminal in the development of empirically-oriented philosophical research in these areas.