May 17

"Problems for Moral Relativism" - talk by Philosophy Cowling Visiting Professor Russ Shafer-Landau

2011 Cowling Visiting Professor Russ Shafer-Landau will give a talk entitled "Problems for Moral Relativism". Shafer-Landau is Department Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Arizona. Professor Shafer-Landau's research focuses primarily on issues in metaethics. PIZZA served. NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: NOW IN LEIGH 305

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 pm / LEIGHTON 305

He is the organizer of the Annual Metaethics Workshop, held each fall in Madison, and is editor of the series Oxford Studies in Metaethics.  Shafer-Landau's recent publications include The Fundamentals of Ethics (Oxford, 2009) and its companion volume, The Ethical Life (Oxford, 2009); Moral Realism: A Defence (Oxford, 2005--Honorable Mention, APA Book Prize), and Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? (Oxford, 2004). He is also the editor of Reason & Responsibility (Cengage, 2010), Ethical Theory (Blackwell, 2007) and co-editor, with Terence Cuneo, of The Foundations of Ethics (Blackwell, 2006).

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