Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy Frances Kamm delivered the keynote address to the Northwestern Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) on May 22, 2015. NUSTEP hosts an annual spring conference in moral and political philosophy addressing some of the most difficult and important questions of moral and political philosophy. Kamm's address focused on the topic of torture.
Kamm is the third member of our department to be invited by NUSTEP to deliver a keynote address, joining professors Scanlon (2012) and Korsgaard (2010)
Littauer Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy Frances Kamm delivered the Biever Lecture at Loyola University in New Orleans on March 12, 2015. Professor Kamm's lecture was entitled "Torture: Rescue, Prevention, and Punishment."
The Biever Lecture aims to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty and the Loyola University New Orleans community at large by bringing individuals to campus who are distinguished in their respective fields.
Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy Christine Korsgaard addresses the understanding of human value that underlies objections against treating people "like animals" in her guest blog for Practical Ethics.
In December of 2014, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy Christine Korsgaard delivered the Uehiro Lectures at the University of Oxford. The subject of Korsgaard's lectures was the moral and legal standing of non-human animals and addressed the differences between human beings and other animals, the moral standing of animals, and the question of legal rights for animals. Read more about Christine Korsgaard delivers 2014 Uehiro Lectures
In a piece just published in the Boston Review, Adam Hosein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado, Boulder, addresses the U.S. Senate's recent release of their report on the torture of detainees and makes an argument in favor of prosecuting those responsible. Read more about Adam Hosein on the U.S. Senate's Torture Report
Littauer Porfessor of Philosophy and Public Policy Frances Kamm will be speaking at the Social Philosophy and Policy Conference being held in Tucson, Arizona on December 4th through December 7th. The focus of this year's conference is the morality of aggression. Professor Kamm will be speaking on "Aggression and the Trolley Problem."