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Philosophical Fridays Lecture Series Opens Sept. 13

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David Shoemaker

The University of Southern Mississippi will host Philosophical Fridays, a series of lectures featuring guest speakers who will speak on a philosophical topic of general interest. All lectures will be held on the Hattiesburg Southern Miss campus in the Liberal Arts Building, room 108. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture in the series is planned for Friday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. when David Shoemaker of Tulane University presents One Life to Live: Why You’ll Never Make It to Heaven.

Shoemaker is an associate professor of philosophy at Tulane. Before coming to Tulane, he was associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University and remains a Senior Research Fellow at BGSU’s Social Philosophy and Policy Center. He has also served as a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs.

His research interests include agency and responsibility, contemporary ethical theory, personal identity and ethics, social and political philosophy, applied ethics, bioethics and moral psychology. He is the organizer of the biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR), and is the editor of the companion series Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility.

The Philosophical Friday discussions are intended to be non-technical and appealing to those inside and outside the classroom. Organized by the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Letters, the lectures are free and open to the public, made possible with generous assistance from the Mississippi Humanities Council

For more information about any of these lectures, contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 601.266.4518.