Northwestern University

Mon 4:00 PM

"The Autobiographical Perspective", Andrea Westlund, Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor

When: Monday, May 6, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Kathleen Arbuckle   847.467.3586

Group: Philosophy Department Lectures, etc.

Category: Academic

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"Narrative, Meaning, and the Self" 3-Lecture series by

Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor, Andrea Westlund

These lectures explore the role of autobiographical story-telling in our moral lives, with a focus on questions of
self-understanding, personal autonomy, and moral transformation.

Monday, May 6    The Autobiographical Perspective

Wednesday, May 9  Self Governance and Self-Care

Monday, May 13  Who Do We Think We Are?

All lectures 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
John Evans Alumni Center
1800 Sheridan Road

Andrea Westlund holds a joint appointment in Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she has been teaching ethics, social and political philosophy, and feminist theory since 2003.  Her work focuses on the concepts of autonomy, authority, and joint deliberation, and she is particularly interested in the ethics of friendship and love.  She also has a strong interest in moral emotions about wrongdoing, such as anger, compassion, and forgiveness.
Professor Westlund earned her B.A. in philosophy and economics from the University of Winnipeg in 1994.  She went on to earn her M.A. in philosophy from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in 1995, and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 2001.  She taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh from 2001-2003 before relocating to Milwaukee, and has held research fellowships at the UW-Milwaukee Center for 21st Studies and the UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities.

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