In this weeklong workshop, we will read, translate, and discuss Maṇḍana's Vidhiviveka ("Discernment about Commands"), chapter 15, with a group of international scholars.
Robin Zheng, a lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, has research interests ranging across ethics, moral psychology, feminist, social, and political philosophy. She focuses especially on issues of moral responsibility, structural injustice, and social change, with emphasis on issues of gender, race, and social inequality.
Mark Schroeder (Southern California) works on areas of philosophy in some way connected to metaethics. He is interested in the ways in which rationality, reasons, value, and other "evaluative’" or "normative" categories are related to the mundane, physical world in which we live, in which things are round, red, or left of one another. For example, are there really facts about what is rational or not, to go along with the facts about what is round or not?
Daniel Muñoz is an assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, where he also forms part of the core faculty of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. His work mostly counts as “normative ethics,” which means it’s too concrete to be “meta,” but not concrete enough to be useful. He is writing a book called "What We Owe to Ourselves."