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Distinguished Professor, Greek Philosophy Expert Coming to Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2019) G.R.F. (John) Ferrari, a distinguished professor of classical literature at the University of California, Berkeley, will be speaking on campus Monday, April 8. The event, hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, will be held at 7 p.m., in the UK Athletics Auditorium at William T. Young Library. Ferrari will be discussing his book, "The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling."

Ferrari is an expert on Greek philosophy and has written several books on Plato. This particular piece of work marks a departure in his research.

"The book offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other," Robert Rabel, UK classics professor and organizer of the event, said. "He explores the idea of 'intimations.' Ferrari considers poetry, storytelling and fashion as just some examples of different levels of communication in our society."

Ferrari also continues to pursue research in ancient philosophy and ancient aesthetics.

The book discussion is free and open to the public.