Clemson University

Philosophy Double Feature: Susan Wolf and Douglas MacLean (both from UNC – Chapel Hill) to speak at Clemson

Please join us on February 6 at 1:30 in Academic Success Center 118 to hear talks from both Susan Wolf and Douglas Maclean. At 1:30 Wolf will give a paper entitled "Character and Responsibility". A brief reception will follow, and we'll then hear MacLean's paper "The Value of Pain" at 3:00. 

Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at UNC – Chapel Hill. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and received a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities in 2002. Her most recent book is a collection of her essays entitled The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love (Oxford University Press, 2015). Wolf works chiefly in ethics and its close relations in philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Her interests range widely over moral psychology, value theory, and normative ethics.

Douglas MacLean is Professor of Philosophy at UNC – Chapel Hill. In addition to authoring over forty articles, MacLean has edited or co-edited several collections, including Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy; Energy and the Future; Liberalism Reconsidered; The Security Gamble: Deterrence Dilemmas in the Nuclear Age; and Values at Risk. His current research focuses on practical ethics and issues in moral and political theory that are particularly relevant to practical concerns. Most of his recent writing examines how values do and ought to influence decisions, both personal decisions and government policies. 

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:30pm to 4:10pm

Academic Success Center (ASC), 118
836 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC

Event Type

Lectures / Seminars / Speakers


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Philosophy and Religion

Target Audience

All Audiences

Contact Name:

Christopher Grau

Contact Phone:

786 202 1913

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