Political philosopher Todd May to lecture on “Moral Vulnerability in a Time of Political Crisis”
March 5, 2020
Todd May, Clemson University professor and renowned political philosopher, will speak at Idaho State University on March 18. His lecture, titled “Moral Vulnerability in a Time of Political Crisis,” will explore moral questions in a troubling political landscape.
The talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Wood River Room of ISU's Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.
May is the author of fifteen books of philosophy exploring topics on poststructuralism, existentialism and moral philosophy. He recently served as a philosophical advisor to the popular NBC series “The Good Place.”
In his talk, May characterizes our current era as one of extraordinary political polarization, even political crisis. The scope of this crisis, he argues, requires ordinary citizens to make important political decisions on a micro scale. He will discuss how we can responsibly navigate divisive issues with those who hold strongly opposed and seemingly irreconcilable political views, especially when we find these views to be morally repugnant.
The event is hosted by the Department of English and Philosophy and sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council.