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Year's Final Libraries' Author Event

UC Riverside Libraries Host Final Author Series Event for the Year

Live Webcast to feature Philosophy Professor Howard Wettstein

(May 6, 2004)

Howard K. Wettstein

Howard K. Wettstein

RIVERSIDE Calif.—— Howard K. Wettstein, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, will speak on campus about his book, Diaspora and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in the final event of the 2003-04 UC Riverside Libraries’ Author Series. The free, public event will be Web cast live from the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library at UC Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside. For more information about the UC Riverside Libraries’ Author Series, call Special Collections at (909) 787-3233 or e-mail Melissa Conway, the head of Special Collections.

Diaspora and Exiles, which Wettstein edited, takes into account the question of the Jewish identity from the perspectives of various fields of study, including anthropology, art history, comparative literature, history, philosophy, political theory, and sociology. Copies of Diaspora and Exiles (University of California Press, 2002) will be available for sale and signing after the event.

Wettstein is also the author of Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake? and Other Essays (Stanford University Press, 1991), and The Magic Prism—An Essay in the Philosophy of Language (Oxford University Press, 2003), and numerous articles on the philosophy of language. In addition, he has served as editor of several other books including Ethical Theory: Character and Virtue, Life and Death: Metaphysics and Ethics, and Figurative Language.

The monthly Author Series, which began in September 2002, brings the riches of the campus libraries to the community. According to organizer Melissa Conway, who heads UC Riverside’s Special Collections, the authors are all affiliated with UC Riverside. All UC Riverside Libraries’ Author Series events are free and open to the public.

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UC Riverside’s Libraries are the focal points for research and study on campus. Their collections include 2,081,146 volumes, 12,444 serial subscriptions and 1,672,042 microforms housed in five facilities: the Tomás Rivera Library (serving the humanities, arts and social sciences); the Science Library; the Music Library; Media Library; and Special Collections, housing rare books and manuscripts, and unique archival resources.

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