Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures
Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures are free and open to the public.
Past Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures
Cristina Bicchieri, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Deviant or Wrong? The Effects of Norm Information on the Efficacy of Punishment"
Rebecca Tuvel, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation"
Michael Munger, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
“When is Exchange Truly Voluntary, And What Does That Matter?”
Justin D’Arms, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Natural Emotions as a Psychological Kind"
Ann Cudd, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Towards a Feminist Libertarian Metaphysics: A Critique of the Self-Ownership Thesis"
Kevin Vallier, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Social Trust and Public Reason"
Owen Flanagan, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
“Never in Anger: Cross Cultural Philosophical Variations”
Liam Murphy, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Private Law and Public Illusion"
Valerie Tiberius, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Well-Being, Friendship and the Importance of Humility"
Jesse Graham, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
"Ideological Conflicts as Opposing Moral Visions"
- Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
- Robin Einhorn: Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Lecture
John Doris, Washington University in St. Louis
John Doris, Washington University in St. Louis
Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law
Ryan Goodman, New York University School of Law
The Rise of Therapeutic Governing in Postsocialist China
Li Zhang, University of California, Davis
The Rational Foundations of Morality
Michael Smith, Princeton University
Why the Internet Hasn’t Saved Democracy, and How It Can Help
Archon Fung, Harvard University
Ethics in Extremis: Targeted Killings and the Morality of Hard Choices
Michael Moore, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What Do We Owe the World’s Poor?
Loren Lomasky, University of Virginia
Is There a Right to Health or Health Care, and What Does It Entail?
Norman Daniels, Harvard University
Being Helped and Being Grateful: Puzzles about Imperfect Duties and the Ethics of Possession
Barbara Herman, University of California, Los Angeles
Was there ever a Ruling Class?
Gregory Clark, University of California, Davis
Why Gender Matters for the Civil War
Nina Silber, Boston University
Alfarabi’s Goal: Political Philosophy, not Political Theology
Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland, College Park
Urban Poverty, Charity, and Conversion in Late Antique Asia Minor
Campbell Grey, University of Pennsylvania
Living with Contradictions: The Logic of Kantian Moral Principles in a Nonideal World
Robert Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder
Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus: Public or Private?
Mary Nichols, Baylor University
The Uses and Abuses of Corruption
Murdo J. MacLeod, University of Florida
Terrorism And Modernity
Alexander Demandt, Freie Universitat Berlin & David Rapoport, University of California, Los Angeles
Was Mexico’s Greatest 19th-Century Conservative a Trimmer?: Lucas Alamán and the Law
Eric Van Young, University of California, San Diego
Emotional Outcomes, Moral Decision Making and Psychopathy
James Blair, National Institute of Mental Health
Morality, Social Pressure, and Advocacy Games
Steven Kuhn, Georgetown University
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Scientific Inquiry and Ethical Controversy
Simone Bateman, Centre de Recherche Sens, Ethique, Société
Constructivism, Facts, and Moral Justification
Samuel R. Freeman, University of Pennsylvania
W. Kip Viscusi
"What is a Life Worth?"
The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: An Investigation
Sharon Lloyd, University of Southern California
The Rise and Fall of the Central European Jewish Intelligentsia, 1781-1968
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University
Memory at Ground Zero: A Juror’s Report on the World Trade Center Memorial
James E. Young, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Can the University Teach Ethics?
Dennis F. Thompson, Harvard University
Understanding the Gallows in Eighteenth Century London
Randall McGowen, University of Oregon
Necessary Evils: The Problem of Dirty Hands Made Real
Joshua D. Margolis, Harvard University
Heidegger, Ethics, and Politics
Thomas Sheehan, Stanford University
The Organization Made Me Do It: Situational Influences on Unethical Behavior
Ann E. Tenbrunsel, University of Notre Dame
Architecture’s Paradox of Value: Buildings, Ethics, and the Ecology of Wealth
Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota
Can Ethics Be Taught?
Gary Pavela, University of Maryland, College Park