Agnes Cuming Visiting Speaker 2014

Prof. J. David Velleman, 
Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics
New York University

The UCD School Of Philosophy is delighted to announce that the Agnes Cuming speaker for 2013-14 will be J. David Velleman, Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, New York  University. Professor Velleman will give two public lectures and one seminar in March/April 2014.  The lecture series will be entitled "A Relativist Metaethics".

Lecture 1: Monday, 31 March 2014 in Newman Theatre 1 (NTh1 lower ground floor Newman Building)
Lecture 2: Tuesday, 1 April 2014 in Newman Theatre 1 (NTh1 lower ground floor Newman Building)
Seminar: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 Newman Building RoomD522


J. DAVID VELLEMAN (Ph.D., Princeton, 1983), Professor of Philosophy. Professor Velleman's work in the philosophy of action includes the book Practical Reflection (Princeton 1989) and a collection of papers, The Possibility of Practical Reason (reprinted 2009, University of Michigan). His papers on the self are collected in a volume entitled Self to Self (Cambridge 2006). His most recent book, on the foundations of morality, is How We Get Along (Cambridge 2009). The sequel, Foundations for Moral Relativism, is available as an open-access monograph from OpenBook Publishers. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation, and he serves (with Stephen Darwall) as founding co-Editor of Philosophers' Imprint.

We are delighted to welcome Prof Velleman to the UCD School of Philosophy in the Spring.