May 24

"In Defense of Gay Marriage" - talk by Philosophy Cowling Visiting Professor Russ Shafer-Landau

2011 Cowling Visiting Professor Russ Shafer-Landau will give a talk entitled "In Defense of Gay Marriage". 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. He is the organizer of the Annual Metaethics Workshop, held each fall in Madison, and is editor of the series Oxford Studies in Metaethics.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Leighton 304

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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