William J. Edwards Undergraduate LectureThe William F. Edwards Lecture is offered by the Department of Philosophy and dedicated to our undergraduate students once a year.
William F. Edwards (1926-1999), PhD Columbia University, was the Undergraduate Director of Emory Philosophy Department for more than a decade and a model of an available professor. He worked with Kristeller on Renaissance Philosophy and wrote his dissertation about the Paduan logician Jacopo Zabarella. He also translated Galileo. After his retirement, the department dedicated the yearly William F. Edwards lecture to the undergraduate students to honor his outstanding commitment to undergraduate study.