July - August 2005
Amelie Rorty, a philosopher, is currently honorary lecturer in social medicine at Harvard University. Her teaching career includes posts at Rutgers University, Mount Holyoke College, Harvard Graduate School, and at Brandeis College, where she was professor of the history of ideas from 1995 to 2003. She is the author of Mind In Action (1988) and the editor of numerous books on the concepts of identity and emotion as well as studies on Descartes and Aristotle. Her Clark project is a study of Rogier van der Weyden's Saint Luke Painting the Virgin (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) as a meditation on the history of devotional painting and the painter's role.