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Being Helped and Being Grateful:  Puzzles about Imperfect Duties and the Ethics of Possession

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture

Barbara Herman, University of California, Los Angeles



1834 Club
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)


Coffee served at 4 pm.

Reception to follow.

Free and open to the public.

About the Speaker

Barbara Herman is the Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches and writes on moral philosophy, Kant’s ethics, and the history of ethics, as well as social and political philosophy. She has published widely in the field of moral philosophy and is the author of Moral Literacy (Harvard University Press, 2007) and The Practice of Moral Judgment (Harvard University Press, 1993). She is the editor of Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy by John Rawls (Harvard University Press, 2000) and is the co-editor of Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls (Cambridge University Press, 1997). Professor Herman has held fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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