Laurent Jaffro – Forgiveness and Weak Agency

Event Date: 27 November 2017
Room 22/26
Senate House
University of London
London WC1E 7HU

The Aristotelian Society presents:

Professor Laurent Jaffro (Sorbonne) – Forgiveness and Weak Agency

Laurent Jaffro is professor of moral philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne since 2009 and a senior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2017. He is presently visiting professor at the University of Neuchâtel. He formerly taught philosophy at Blaise Pascal University and at the University of Nanterre. He is editor of Analyse et Philosophie, a series at Vrin. He has published on eighteenth-century British moral philosophy, especially on the third earl of Shaftesbury, and more recently on Thomas Reid. His current project focuses on ‘second-best ethics’, that is, ethics for agents who are chronically subject to weakness and have difficulties to align their conduct with their important values and commitments.

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