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The Story of My Life: Narrative and Self-Understanding, by Richard Moran. ISBN 978-0-87462-187-7. 55 pages. Hardcover. 4.5 x 7.0. Hardcover. LIST PRICE: $15.00 The Aquinas Lecture for 2015

The 2015 Aquinas Lecture, The Story of My Life: Narrative and Self-Understanding, was delivered on Sunday, February 22, 2015, by Dr. Richard Moran.

Richard Moran is the Brian D. Young Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1995, serving as Department Chair from 2003–2009. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1989, and taught at Princeton University from 1989 to 1995.

Professor Moran has received fellowships from the National Humanities Center (1994–1995), the Princeton University Center for Human Values (1998–1999), and the American Council of Learned Societies (2014–2015). He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Research School for Social Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and an Invited Scholar at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris, France.

He is the author of Authority and Estrangement: An essay on self-knowledge (Princeton, 2001), and numerous articles in philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics, and philosophy of language, on topics including metaphor, agency and practical knowledge, testimony, Wittgenstein, and other minds. He is currently finishing a book on speech and intersubjectivity to be called The Exchange of Words.

To Dr. Moran’s distinguished list of publications, the Philosophy Department and Phi Sigma Tau are pleased to add: The Story of My Life: Narrative and Self-Understanding.



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