Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver “The Ethics of Work,” the Spring 2021 Virtual Bentson Dean’s Lecture, on Wed., March 3.

New York University Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver “The Ethics of Work,” the Spring 2021 Virtual Bentson Dean’s Lecture, on Wed., March 3, 5:30 p.m. EST.

Appiah, who pens the “The Ethicist” column for the New York Times Magazine, will discuss the changing ways work fits into the main ethical project: making a life. Globalization and automation are seen as posing challenges for many kinds of workers, he observes. What, if anything, can philosophy say about the appropriate social response? 

Appiah, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and School of Law at NYU, has authored Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of StrangersLines of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity, As If: Idealization and Ideals, and The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity, along with three novels.

A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2012, Appiah has focused on the philosophy of mind and language, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of art, of culture, and of the social sciences, especially anthropology, as well as in literary studies—specifically on African and African-American literature.

Photo: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah

An RSVP is required by emailing cas.events@nyu.edu. Zoom coordinates will be sent to attendees the day of the event.

Funded by the Bentson Foundation, Bentson Dean’s Lectures are traditionally delivered by current full-time NYU College of Arts and Science professors as well as adjuncts and visiting professors who are leaders in their respective fields.

 

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