Distinguished Visitor Justin Broackes, Professor of Philosophy, Brown UniversityDistinguished Visitor Justin Broackes, Professor of Philosophy, Brown Universityhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/261696Gest Center 1012015-04-10T13:30:002015-04-10T15:00:00
April 10, 1:30PM–3:00PM
Gest Center 101
Tea at 1:15PM
Professor Broackes works on metaphysics, philosophy of perception, and 17th- and 18th-century philosophy. He describes his recent research this way: In addition to my work on Color Blindness, I have two projects on Iris Murdoch, a major philosophical voice in the 1950s and 1960s. Arguing that neither analytic linguistic philosophy nor Continental existentialism did justice to the nature of morality, Murdoch developed an impressive and influential third approach, though her founding role is perhaps too little appreciated. I am editor of a volume of essays on Murdoch's work, with contributions from John Bayley, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Conradi, Maria Antonaccio and others. And I am writing a Commentary on her book The Sovereignty of Good. A third and longer term project (begun with a 2005 paper) is to examine the battles and confusions over the Aristotelian notion of Substance since the 17th and 18th centuries--and to see how much of that notion is worth rehabilitating.
Tea at 1:15PM
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