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[ONLINE] Lecture by Prof. John Matteson – “Is Biography True? A Philosophical Inquiry”

05.10.2021 - 12:53, update 05.10.2021 - 23:03
Editors: AJS
Tags: Metropolitalny Fundusz Wspierania Nauki, Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund

The University of Silesia in Katowice, Metropolis GZM and Silesian Library encourage to participate in seminars for students and open lectures conducted by Prof. John Matteson from the City University of New York (CUNY), a Pulitzer Prize winner.

“Is Biography True? A Philosophical Inquiry”

(„Czy biografia jest prawdą? Próba filozoficznego wglądu”)


The lecture raises an elementary issue, namely the problem of truth in biographical texts. Based on his own vast experience as a biographer, Prof. Matteson reveals the secrets of biographer’s techniques in the context of the notion of truth and the relation between fact and fiction.

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The open lectures with consecutive transation into Polish on Zoom platform of the Silesian Library are addressed to everyone interested in the history of culture, biographical studies, as well as history and culture of the USA.
Participation in these events does not require prior registration.

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The project entitled „Metropolis for Metropolis, or the New York Pulitzer Prize winner for Silesia and Zagłębie has been co-funded by Metropolis GZM under Metropolitan Science and Assistance Support Fund for 2019–2022. The funding amount was PLN 154,541.

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