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George Sher, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

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Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel
Seminar Room

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

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

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About The Speaker

George Sher received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1972 and is currently the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Philosophy at Rice University. His research focuses primarily on issues of responsibility and distributive justice. He is the author of six books, including In Praise of Blame (Oxford University Press, 2005), Who Knew? Responsibility without Awareness (Oxford University Press, 2009), and, most recently, Equality for Inegalitarians (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Additionally, he has published over fifty articles in such highly reputable academic journals as Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and Ethics.

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.