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Mikhail Valdman, Virginia Commonwealth University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"Autonomy: Incoherent or Unimportant?"

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About the Speaker

Mikhail (Mike) Valdman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University and a 2010-2011 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University under the supervision of Larry Temkin. He works mainly in normative ethics and political philosophy, and his current research interests are in autonomy, exploitation, and distributive justice. His most recent publications include “Outsourcing Self-Government,” Ethics, 2010; “The Deep Problem with Voluntaristic Theories of Political Obligation,” American Philosophical Quarterly, 2010; “Autonomy, History, and the Origins of our Desires,” forthcoming in the Journal of Moral Philosophy; and “A Theory of Wrongful Exploitation,” Philosopher’s Imprint, 2009.

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