Sophia Moreau Faculty of Law University of Toronto Commentators: Rebecca Cook (University of Toronto, Law) Deborah Hellman (University of Virginia, Law) Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley, Philosophy) Seana Shiffrin (UCLA, Philosophy) Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University, Political Science) ☛ please register here This book defends an original and pluralist theory of when and why discrimination … Read More
Learn more about the work of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905-1981), in particular about his key text titled “The Ethical Demand” (1956) from Professor Robert Stern, the author of “The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics.” Stern offers a full account of Løgstrup’s text and situates Løgstrup’s distinctive position in relation to Kant, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Darwall and Luther.
Garrett Cullity, Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, is a moral philosopher whose work includes publications on eight broad topics in moral philosophy, including practical reasons and rationality, value and fittingness, moral epistemology, and beneficence and aid.
Maria Alvarez, professor of philosophy at King’s College London, specializes in the philosophy of action, including the metaphysics and explanation of actions. She also teaches in the field of ethics and metaethics. Her talk will focus on the work of G. E. M. Anscombe to help elucidate the question of whether nonhuman animals have moral agency.
Geoff Sayre-McCord, the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, has worked and published extensively on moral theory, metaethics, the history of ethics, and epistemology.
Hasko von Kriegstein’s main research interests lie in business ethics and normative ethical theory. He thinks that the most promising way of defending capitalist institutions lies in showing that they are conducive to public welfare.
Joseph Carens, an advocate of open borders, focuses on contemporary political theory, especially on issues related to immigration and political community.
Professor Cohen’s research interests include the philosophy of agency, the philosophy of religion, ethical theory, and metaphysics. He will delver a talk titled “Idolatry and the Curious Case of Space Ba’al”.
Professor White will deliver a talk on “Self-Prediction in Practical Reasoning” which attempts to answer the question: “Are predictions about how one will freely and intentionally behave in the future ever relevant to how one ought to behave?”
The Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy is pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Terence Irwin. Professor Irwin will deliver a talk titled “The place of habituation in Aristotelian virtue of character”.
Professor Khader’s research focuses on moral and political issues relevant to women in the global South. Her work on adaptive preferences develops an approach to responding to choices made by oppressed and deprived people that perpetuate their own oppression and deprivation. She will deliver a talk titled “Transnational Feminisms and the Normativity Question”.
Professor Way’s areas of specialization are in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed. He is particularly interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across practical and epistemic domains. He will talk on “The Distinctiveness of Fittingness” (co-authored with Conor McHugh).