Philosopher and jazz artist lectures at BU

For immediate release: April 16, 2012

Garry L. Hagberg BLOOMSBURG — Garry L. Hagberg, jazz musician, author and professor, will present “Playing as One: Group Improvisation and Collective Intention,” Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s McCormick Center, room 1303. The talk, which features live jazz improvisation, is the first program sponsored by BU’s Center for Applied and Popular Philosophy and is open to the public free of charge.

Hagberg is the James H. Ottoway Jr. professor of philosophy and aesthetics at Bard College and guitarist for the Atlantic Jazz Trio. At Bard College, Hagberg teaches specialized courses on the philosophy of the arts and the history of aesthetic thought, the philosophy of language since 1900, pragmatism and the development of 20th-century philosophy, in addition to courses on issues and authors from Plato and Aristotle to the present day. The author of three books, Hagberg received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Oregon and conducted postdoctoral research at Cambridge University.

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