The Department of Philosophy’s Shula Program in Philosophy presents The Don Shula Program Lecture “Defining Morality: Why it is important…and why it may not be possible” on Friday, February 4, 2011. The lecture will feature Stephen Stich, Board of Governors professor of philosophy at Rutgers University.

Stich is Board of Governors professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Rutgers University and the   director of the Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition. He is also honorary professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Much of his research has focused on human diversity, moral psychology, and philosophical methodology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of the Jean Nicod Prize and the first recipient of the Gittler Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. He was one of the founders of the experimental philosophy movement, and his former students are now among the leaders in the field.

The purpose of the Don Shula Program Lecture is to present programs of interest to philosophers and the general public. Legendary NFL coach Don Shula is a 1951 graduate of John Carroll University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. For more information, contact the department of philosophy at 216.397.4375.

Posted on January 18, 2011
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