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Jonathan Dancy, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

Roof Of A Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute

Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

"Forms of Instrumental Reasoning"


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

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Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

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

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About The Speaker

Jonathan Dancy is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas. His research focuses on moral theory and issues of practical reasoning as they relate to the moral domain, and he is widely known for his defense of moral particularism. Professor Dancy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including his highly regarded, An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology (Blackwell, 1985), Moral Reasons (Blackwell, 1993), and, most recently, Ethics Without Principles (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004). Additionally, he is the author of over eighty articles that have appeared in prestigious journals such as, Analysis, Mind, 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.