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Teaching

Spring 2024

Philosophy of Moral Responsibility: Blame

In this course we will take up philosophical questions about moral responsibility and blame: what is blame and how is it related to moral responsibility? What does it take to be blameworthy for something? We will also look at questions about blamerworthiness, or what it takes to be in a position to blame.

Senior Seminar in Philosophy: Philosophy of Abortion & Reproductive Healthcare
​This is an advanced, discussion-based seminar for Philosophy majors, focused on philosophical issues related to abortion and reproductive healthcare in the US. In connection with these topics, we will address questions about the nature and moral significance of personhood; rights; religious arguments for and against abortion; as well as questions about the relationships between race, class, and gender, as these things interact with access to reproductive healthcare.

Dee Payton

University of Virginia

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