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The Evolution of Morality?

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Stephen Stich, Rutgers University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture


Uptown Campus
Weinmann Hall (School of Law)
Room 110

Reception to follow.

Event Details

Open to the public

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Stephen Stich is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University. His research interests are in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, epistemology, and moral psychology. In recent years he has been involved in projects that explore the extent to which philosophically important intuitions vary from one culture to another. His most recent books include Mindreading (with Shaun Nichols, Oxford University Press, 2012) Mind and Language (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Knowledge, Rationality and Morality (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Professor Stich was the first recipient of the American Philosophical Association’s Gittler Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and was also the recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize. Since 2005, he has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, as well as a core member of the AHRC Culture and the Mind Project. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.