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Roy Sorensen is a professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Roy Sorensen is a professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sept. 7: ‘Never-Ending News’

Philosopher Roy Sorensen to deliver Norton Lecture

Roy Sorensen, professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, will deliver the fall 2018 David Norton Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in room 104 of Gore Hall on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

The lecture, “Never-Ending News,” is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Sorensen will explain the hierarchical structure of news and argue that there cannot be a day without news. Such an occurrence would be unprecedented, he has said, and so the absence of news would itself be news.

The Norton Lecture, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, is supported by the David Norton Memorial Fund, which honors the late UD professor of philosophy. It is also supported by the Makiguchi Foundation, the Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment Fund and the American Philosophical Association.

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