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Exploring law and philosophy of sports

Albright College will host a free lecture “Rules of the Game (Law and Philosophy of Sports)” on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m., in the Klein Lecture Hall, located in the college’s Center for the Arts.

A number of timely questions surround law, philosophy and sports, ranging from the legality of sporting game rules to the rationality of sports fandoms. Speakers Mitchell Berman, J.D., and David Papineau, Ph.D., will aim to answer several of the questions pertaining to law, philosophy, sports and how they all intertwine, during this free lecture at Albright College, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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This lecture is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mitchell Berman, J.D., is a Leon Meltzer professor of law and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. His focus is in legal theory, criminal law, constitutional law and a new domain titled “the jurisprudence of sports.” Berman has released several publications such as “The Tragedy of Justice Scalia,” “On What Distinguishes New Originalism from Old: A Jurisprudential Take,” and “Attempts, in Language and in Law.”

David Papineau, Ph.D., is a visiting presidential professor at CUNY Graduate Center and a professor of philosophy of science at King’s College London, specializing in the philosophies of mind, psychology and metaphysics. Papineau has released several books such “Reality and Representation.” “Philosophical Naturalism,” “Thinking about Consciousness,” and “Philosophical Devices.”

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