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Why Does Love Hurt?

Agnes Callard

University of Chicago


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
Stibbs Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute

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Agnes Callard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Her primary research interests include ancient philosophy, moral psychology, and ethics.

In her 2017 book  Aspiration, she drew from both psychology and decision theory, producing a work that The New Yorker described as “often moving, quietly profound.”   She is the recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship.   The fellowship supports her new book project, “The World Socrates Made,” which investigates how contemporary intellectual culture is rooted in Socratic origins.

Professor Callard’s scholarly articles appear in leading venues including Ancient Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Policy, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, and Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.  As a public philosopher, she writes columns for the New York Times and The Point Magazine.  

She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2008.


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.