2021 Jerome S. Simon Lectures (Holly Smith, Rutgers University)
Wednesday March 17, 2021 - Friday March 19, 2021
We are pleased to announce Holly M. Smith as our esteemed speaker for the 2021 Jerome S. Simon Lectures. Dr. Smith is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Rutgers University. She has also held appointments at Tufts University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Arizona. Dr. Smith has published widely on topics in normative ethics, moral decision making, the theory of moral responsibility, and bio-medical ethics. In Making Morality Work (OUP, 2018), she explores how moral theories should accommodate the errors, ignorance, and misunderstandings that impede us as moral decision makers. Her current projects propose new strategies for weighing the stringency of deontological duties, and for identifying an agent’s alternatives in the context of normative theories.
About the Simon Lectures
One of the department’s several endowed lecture series, the Jerome S. Simon Lectures are a biennial series of colloquia given by a philosopher of international distinction. After a brief hiatus, we are thrilled to reinvigorate the series in 2021. Past Simon lecturers have included David Velleman (Michigan), David Wiggins (Oxford University), Anil Gupta (Pittsburgh), Barbara Herman (UCLA), John Campbell (UC-Berkeley), Donald Rutherford (UC-San Diego), Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck, London), and Samuel Scheffler (NYU).SHARE