Faculty Workshop by BU Distinguished Interdisciplinary Visitor, Professor Charles Griswold

  • Starts: 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2014
Charles L. Griswold, Borden Parker Browne Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Boston University, will visit BU Law as its inaugural BU Distinguished Interdisciplinary Visitor. This program is designed to enrich further the intellectual community at BU Law by bringing in distinguished colleagues from other departments at Boston University whose work bears on the study of law. Professor Griswold will give a faculty workshop on his paper, “Liberty and Compulsory Civil Religion in Rousseau’s Social Contract, and Adam Smith’s Alternative.” From 2-4 p.m., he will hold office hours at the Law School for interested faculty and students. Professor Griswold has written significant work on moral and political philosophy, as well as on law and the emotions. He is the author of numerous publications, among them the book, Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and the co-edited book, Ancient Forgiveness: Classical, Judaic, and Christian (Cambridge, 2012). This new visitorship by distinguished BU colleagues continues BU Law’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. In recent years, in a series organized by Professor Wendy Gordon, visitors from outside Boston University have included Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich, Department of Economics), Honorable Aharon Barak (formerly President of the Supreme Court of Israel), and Peter Brooks (Princeton University, Comparative Literature]. For further information, contact Professor Ken Simons, ksimons@bu.edu or Professor Linda C. McClain, lmcclain@bu.edu.
Workshop 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, School of Law, Room 920B; open to all interested faculty

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