The first speaker for the Fall 2014 Thursday Workshop is Professor Alice Crary, chair of NSSR Philosophy who will deliver a talk entitled: “The Value of Humanity: Reflections on Cognitive Disability and the Dead”
Alice Crary is a moral philosopher best known for Beyond Moral Judgment(Harvard, 2007) which addresses the moral dimension of language. While finishing her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, she co-edited and wrote the introduction to the volume, The New Wittgenstein, which continues to influence debates over Wittgenstein’s philosophy. Her interests include moral philosophy, Wittgenstein, philosophy and literature, feminism and philosophy, and philosophy and animals. Crary is currently finishing a book on humans, animals, and ethics titled Inside Ethics. Crary is a member of a number of international research groups devoted to subjects such as feminist philosophy and ordinary language philosophy.