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Eric Schwitzgebel The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  6–7 p.m.

Location: Palm Desert Center
Category: Lecture


6 p.m. Jan. 30: The Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors

Philosophy Professor Eric Schwitzgebel explores the moral behavior of ethics professors exploring if professional ethicists behave any morally better than do non-ethicists of similar social background? If not, do they at least show greater consistency between their normative attitudes and their outward behavior? Despite a long philosophical tradition associating philosophical reflection with improved moral behavior, these questions have never been empirically examined. I present convergent evidence from studies of about a dozen different types of moral behavior.

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Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Renee DeGuire
951 827-1556