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Mark Alznauer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Professor Alznauer specializes in ethics, aesthetics, and social theory in nineteenth century European philosophy. He is the author of Hegel’s Theory of Responsibility (Cambridge UP, 2015) and a co-editor of Theories of Action and Morality: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory (Georg Olms Verlag, 2016). Professor Alznauer received his Ph.D.

Iskra Fileva is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Her primary interests include ethics, moral psychology, and the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry.

Hanna Pickard is Professor of Philosophy of Psychiatry at University of Birmingham. For 2017-2019, she is a Visiting Research Scholar to the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University. Professor Pickard specializes in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry, moral psychology, and clinical ethics. Her research explores interdisciplinary questions that arise out of clinical practice and related science, often in connection with law and public policy.

Miranda Fricker is Presidential Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York Graduate Center. Professor Fricker’s primary research interests include ethics, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy.

Ralph Wedgwood is Professor of Philosophy at University of Southern California. Professor Wedgwood’s primary areas of interest are ethics and epistemology. He is the author of The Value of Rationality (Oxford UP, 2017) and The Nature of Normativity (Oxford UP, 2007). Professor Wedgwood has published over fifty scholarly articles in venues such as Philosophical Review, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, Nous, and Oxford Studies in Metaethics.

The Fall 2018 Mary C. Parker Yates Lecture will feature Mihir A. Desai, the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  He is the author of The Wisdom of Finance, which explores the intersection between finance and the humanities, a frequent contributor to popular media such as the New York Times, Financial Times, and NPR, and is considered a leading expert on corporate tax reform.

Berislav Marušić is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis University. Professor Marušić’s main research interests lie at the intersection of epistemology, philosophy of mind, and ethics. His book Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving (Oxford UP, 2015) won the 2016 Sanders Book Prize from the American Philosophical Association for the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition.

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