Please join us for the Princeton Anscombe Society’s 10th anniversary event, Sex and the Academy, a panel discussion today from 4:30-6:30 at McCormick 101, which will feature some of the most recognized names in philosophy today: John Haldane, Roger Scruton, and Candace Vogler, and moderated by our own Professor Robert P. George. Panelists will discuss the role of sex, gender, value, aesthetics, and the transcendent in university life. Sponsored by the Princeton Anscombe Society and co-sponsored by the Princeton Philosophy Department. Light reception to follow the event.
John Haldane is Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University as well as Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs in the University of St Andrews. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton. He has published more than 200 academic papers in the history of philosophy, the philosophy of the mind, metaphysics, and moral and social philosophy. He is co-author of “Atheism and Theism” in Blackwell’s “Tomorrow’s Classics” list and author of “An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Religion.” He has produced two volumes of essays on philosophy and religion, “Faithful Reason” and “Reasonable Faith”; and a volume on ethics entitled “Practical Philosophy.”
Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago. She has authored two books, John Stuart Mill’s Deliberative Landscape: An essay in moral psychology (Routledge, 2001) and Reasonably Vicious (Harvard University Press, 2002), and essays in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and literature, cinema, psychoanalysis, gender studies, sexuality studies, and other areas. Her research interests are in practical philosophy (particularly the strand of work in moral philosophy indebted to Elizabeth Anscombe), practical reason, Kant’s ethics, Marx, and neo-Aristotelian naturalism.
Roger Scruton is a philosopher, public commentator and author of over 40 books. He has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture. He engages in contemporary political and cultural debates from the standpoint of a conservative thinker and is well known as a powerful polemicist. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a fellow of the British Academy.
Robert P. George holds Princeton’s celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), of which he continues to be a corresponding member. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author of numerous books and his scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the Review of Politics.