Professor Philip Pettit Lecture

Professor Philip Pettit
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values
Princeton University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 3, 2007 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Fashions, Failures, and Fantasies


Professor Pettit moved to Princeton from the Australian National University in 2002. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social theory. His recent books include: The Common Mind; Republicanism; A Theory of Freedom; Rules, Reasons and Norms; and Penser en Societe. He is currently on leave as Senior Scholar in Ethics, in the E.J.Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and the Australian Academy of Humanities and holds honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland, the University of Crete and l’Universite de Montreal. Professor Pettit serves as special advisor to the government of Spain.