Oct 27

"What's so great about the family? Why the family should be preserved"

Cowling Distinguished Visiting Prof.Harry Brighouse (Univ.WI-Madison) talks about family & its place in egalitarian liberalism. Pizza served

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton 304
Harry Brighouse public talk

The full title of his talk is:  "What's so great about the family?: Why the family fuels injustice, but should be preserved anyway."

Harry Brighouse is a Professor of Philosophy, the Carol Dickson-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, and an Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also Director of the Center for Ethics and Education. His research interests span political philosophy, philosophy of education, and educational policy. He's recently published two books: Family Values: the Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (Princeton 2014), a book on the justification of the family with Adam Swift; and The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (Chicago, 2015), a collection of original essays by distinguished philosophers about issues in higher education,  edited with Michael McPherson.  He blogs, mainly about educational issues, at Crooked Timber.

He joins us this week to give a public talk and to discuss his research with St. Olaf/Carleton faculty.


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