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Hille Paakunainen, Syracuse University and CEPA Faculty Fellow

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Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

“Can There Be Government House Reasons for Action?"


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

Hille Paakkunainen received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. Her research interests are primarily in the fields of ethics and action theory and especially the intersection of the two. Her work is forthcoming in a number of venues, including The Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, and the Routledge Handbook of Metaethics. Professor Paakkunainen is co-editor, with Kieran Setiya, of the volume Internal Reasons: Contemporary Readings (MIT Press, 2012). She will devote her fellowship year to her research project “Can There Be ‘Government House Reasons’ for Action?”

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.