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  1. Thursday, February 11, 2016 Taking Risks Under the Veil of Ignorance Lara Buchak, University of California-Berkeley 301 Marx Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UCHV Seminars and Workshops

    Lara Buchak is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of California-Berkeley. Her primary research interests are in decision, game, and rational choice theory. Her book Risk and Rationality (OUP, 2013) concerns how an individual ought to take risk into account when making decisions. It vindicates the ordinary decision-maker from the point of view of even ideal rationality. Buchak also has research interests in the philosophy of religion and in epistemology. Some topics she has written on include the relationship between assigning probability to a hypothesis and believing that hypothesis outright; the conditions under which one ought to stop looking for more evidence and make a decision; and the nature of faith, both in the religious and the more mundane sense.


  2. Saturday, February 13, 2016 "Diversifying the Canon" Room 301, Marx Hall, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UCHV Seminars and Workshops
  3. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 "Why Procreators Have No Special Obligations" Nicholas Vrousalis, Princeton University Monique Wonderly, Chair; Melinda Roberts, (LSR Visiting Fellow), Respondent Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

    Nicholas Vrousalis is assistant professor in political philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Vrousalis read economics at Cambridge and received his doctorate in political philosophy from Oxford. Vrousalis' main research areas are distributive ethics, Marxism, and the philosophy of social science. His work has appeared in Journal of Ethics, Politics Philosophy and Economics, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vrousalis’ most recent monograph, a systematic reconstruction and critique of the political philosophy of G. A. Cohen, was published in September 2015. During his time at Princeton, he will complete a monograph on the conceptual and ethical connections between exploitation and power, tentatively entitled How exploiters dominate.

  4. Thursday, February 18, 2016 "Injustice, Punishment and Condemnation" Tommie Shelby, Harvard University 301 Marx Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Program in Ethics and Public Affairs

    Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard, 2005). His writings focus on questions of racial and economic justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in journals such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, Du Bois Review and Daedalus. He is currently completing a new book titled Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform.

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  5. Friday, February 19, 2016 "Social Progress: A Compass" Room 301, Marx Hall, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm UCHV Seminars and Workshops Learn more »
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