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Peter Railton, University of Michigan

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"The Affective Dog and Its Rational Tale"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Stibbs Room, Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)

About the Speaker

Peter Railton is the John Stephenson Perrin Professor as well as the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. Professor Railton’s main research has been in ethics and the philosophy of science, focusing especially on questions about the nature of objectivity, value, norms, and explanation. A collection of some of his papers in ethics and meta-ethics, Facts, Values, Norms, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2003. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the co-editor, with Stephen Darwall and Allan Gibbard, of Moral Discourse and Practice: Some Philosophical Approaches (Oxford University Press, 1996), and the author of over fifty scholarly articles.

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