UAH Department of Philosophy welcomes educator and New York Times author Michael Patrick Lynch

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Educator and New York Times author Michael Patrick Lynch will visit the UAH campus on Friday, Nov. 18.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) welcomes educator and New York Times author Michael Patrick Lynch to campus on Friday, Nov. 18.

Lynch will give a public talk "Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data," at 7 p.m., in Roberts Recital Hall. Lynch's visit is sponsored by the UAH Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Michael P. Lynch is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Connecticut (UC), where he directs the Humanities Institute. His latest book is The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data.

Lynch is also the author or editor of several other books including, In Praise of Reason: Why Rationality Matters for Democracy as well as Truth as One and Many and The New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s pick, True to Life. The recipient of the Medal for Research Excellence from the UC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lynch has held grants from the John Templeton Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Bogliasco Foundation among others.

He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times "The Stone" weblog, and lectures widely, including at TEDx, Chautauqua, and South by Southwest. In 2013, he authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union's federal case against the National Security Agency.

For more information about Lynch's book, please visit: books.wwnorton.com.

For specific information about Lynch's visit to UAH, please contact Dr. Andrew Cling, UAH Professor Department of Philosophy: clinga@uah.edu.


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