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Tyler Doggett Lecture - Letting Others Do Wrong

Talk Abstract

It is sometimes wrong to let others do wrong. If you let someone murder someone else, you haven’t murdered anyone but have done wrong all the same. Yet it is also sometimes permissible to let others do wrong. Uncle Keith lies about his college days. He shouldn’t. It’s wrong. But you do nothing wrong in tolerating his ninth claim that he was a star decathlete. When is it permissible to let others do wrong? Why?

Speaker Bio

Tyler Doggett is an associate professor of philosophy and a member of the Food Systems faculty at the University of Vermont in Burlington. His philosophical interests include ethics, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy and metaphysics. In addition to authoring articles in NousPhilosopher’s Imprint, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (among others), he is the co-editor of Food, Ethics, and Society (Oxford 2016) and The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics (forthcoming in 2017). 



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