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Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: 'Partiality'

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Prof Judith Jarvis Thomson (MIT) will give the 9th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy on ‘Partiality’.

Partiality consists in favoring some people in a group rather than others. Morality permits us some instances of favoring, but forbids us others. We are pretty good at recognizing which instances are permissible and which are not. What we lack is a moral theory that would explain and justify the differences. It is hard to find such a theory, so a second thing we lack is an explanation of the fact that it is so hard to find such a theory. The lecture will concern itself with both problems.

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