Antony named 2022 Romanell Lecturer
Friday, May 28, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Professor Louise Antony has been named the 2022 Patrick Romanell Lecturer by the American Philosophical Association. The APA's announcement reads as follows:
The Patrick Romanell Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on the topic of philosophical naturalism.
From the selection committee: Louise Antony is the 2022 Romanell Lecturer on philosophical naturalism. Throughout her career, Antony’s work in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and feminism has exhibited a commitment to naturalism. From issues of concept acquisition, mental causation, the nature of mental representation, and the relation between language and mind to considerations of gender and morality, Antony strives to solve philosophical problems from a methodological point of view that remains true to what we can know empirically about ourselves and the world around us.
Louise Antony is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts and Visiting Professor at Rutgers University. She has published many articles in the philosophy of mind, feminist philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. Most recently, she published “Bias,” in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Philosophy, ed. by Ásta and Kim Q. Hall. A volume of her essays, Only Natural, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She is past president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, and past president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. From 2009 to 2019, she served as co-director of the Mentoring Program for Early-Career Women in Philosophy. She is a strong proponent of public philosophy: she writes regularly for blogs and print publications geared to a general audience and presents talks in public forums and debates on such topics as human nature, feminism, the objectivity of morality, naturalism, and the existence of God. Most recently, she was interviewed in an online event by Andrew Copson, president of Humanists International. She is married to another philosopher, Joseph Levine, and has two children, Paul Antony-Levine and Rachel Lark. She plays the flute and piccolo and likes to knit.