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Oxford Scholar Roger Crisp to Lecture on "A Third Method of Ethics?"

Roger Crisp
Roger Crisp
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Roger Crisp, Uehiro Fellow and tutor in philosophy at St. Anne's College, Oxford, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall 327. Crisp is currently the John Findlay Visiting Professor at Boston University.

The title of Crisp's lecture, which is free and open to the public, is "A Third Method of Ethics?"

Called his most significant work to date, Crisp has authored "The Reasons and the Good" (2006) which explores the idea that although a fundamental issue in normative ethics may be that ultimate reasons underlie our actions, the best exposition of such reasons will not employ moral concepts. Crisp is currently at work editing an "Oxford Handbook on the History of Ethics."

Other works of Crisp's are a translation of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" (2000) and his book "Mill on Utilitarianism" (1997). Crisp has edited and co-edited nearly 10 other books and has written, edited, co-edited and translated over 75 articles including "Hume on Virtue, Utility, and Morality" (2005); "How to Allocate Health Care Resources: QALYs or the Virtues?" [in Japanese] (2005); and "Aristotle on Greatness of Soul" (2006).

His research interests include ethics, political philosophy and ancient philosophy.

On April 1, Crisp also will speak to students and faculty interested in the St. Anne's College Oxford exchange program.