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R. Jay Wallace, University of California, Berkeley

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Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

“Rational Normativity and the Problem of Moral Obligation”


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

R. Jay Wallace is Professor of Philosophy and Judy Chandler Webb Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. His research takes place within the field of moral philosophy and focuses specifically on problems relating to moral responsibility, moral psychology, and the theory of practical reason. He is the author of three books, including the highly influential, Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments (Harvard University Press, 1998) and the editor of five edited volumes. He has also published over fifty scholarly articles which have appeared in highly regarded journals such as Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Mind, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Professor Wallace received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1988.

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.