July 17, 2015 – The Ethics of Attachment, Virtue, & Respect

The guest on this program is Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University, and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University, where he teaches courses in political theory and philosophy. He holds a number of honorary doctorates and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored numerous books, most recently The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect. We will be discussing his radical rethinking of ethics presented in this book, in which many standard ethical positions shift or fall.

Other Books:
Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (Norton Global Ethics)
On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy
Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents