Associate Professor of Philosophy Tyler Doggett presents "Helping Others" on November 16 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman, the latest event in the 2017-18 CAS Dean's Lecture Series.
Doggett says some people suffer daily due to preventable problems; others are in a position to alleviate or eliminate that suffering, yet do nothing. We are sometimes in the first group, and sometimes in the second. Doggett will discuss when and why you should help suffering people in Vermont and the rest of the world – and why you should help a lot.
Professor Doggett has taught at UVM since 2005. He works on ethics and the philosophy of mind and a little bit on connections between the two. He is working on two series of papers: one on super-altruism, the other on consumer ethics.
The Dean’s Lecture Series celebrates our faculty who are acclaimed scholars or artists and who translate that knowledge into stimulating teaching.
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