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Kadish Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory: T.M. Scanlon

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thomas M. ScanlonThomas M. Scanlon is Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, Emeritus. Professor Scanlon’s research interests have been in ethics, history of ethics, theories of justice and equality, and political philosophy. Professor Scanlon’s dissertation and some of his first papers were in mathematical logic, but the bulk of his teaching and writing has been in moral and political philosophy. He has published papers on freedom of expression, the nature of rights, conceptions of welfare, and theories of justice, as well as on foundational questions in moral theory. His teaching in the philosophy department has included courses on theories of justice, equality, and recent ethical theory.

He received his B.A. from Princeton and his Ph.D. from Harvard. In between, he studied for a year at Oxford as a Fulbright Fellow. He taught at Princeton from 1966 before going to Harvard in 1984.



141 Law Building


Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs

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