Tom Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy
is a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program
. He completed his B.A., in PPE, at Oxford (2004) and his PhD, in Philosophy, at MIT (2010). Before coming to UNC, he was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford (2010-2012), a lecturer at the University of Sydney (2012-2014), a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall (2014-2019) and a Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute of the University of Tulane (2018-2019).
Dougherty is writing books on the ethics of consent and on the rational (in)significance of the fact that we act from a temporal perspective. Among other topics, he has also researched the debate over consequentialism, ethical vagueness and female under-representation in philosophy.
This talk is part of the PPE Program’s collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities and their Humanities in Action Series at FlyLeaf Books. All talks in this series are free to UNC and Duke students, as well as UNC faculty and staff.