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and Torture: Ethics and Law in Extremis' to be annual philosophy lecture
Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor
(217) 333-2177; email@example.com
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
Michael S. Moore, professor of law and of philosophy at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the 2002-2003 Annual Philosophy
Public Lecture at 4 p.m. April 4 (Friday) in 141 Loomis Laboratory of
Physics, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.
In his inaugural lecture as a professor of philosophy, Moore will speak
on the topic of "Terror and Torture: Ethics and Law in Extremis."
The event is free and open to the public.
Moore is one of the country’s foremost authorities on the intersection
of law and philosophy. At Illinois, he holds one of two Charles R. Walgreen
Jr. endowed chairs and also is co-director of the Program in Law and
Philosophy in the College of Law.
Moore is the author of "Placing Blame, a General Theory of the
Criminal Law" (Oxford University Press, 1997) and of "Act
and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and Its Implications for Criminal
Law" (Oxford, 1993).
In addition to five books and contracts for two others, Moore has published
50 major articles, which have appeared in the country’s top law
He has presented more than 150 lectures and papers in jurisprudence,
law, legal philosophy, political science and economics, political theory,
psychology and psychiatry to audiences in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe,
the Middle East and the United States.
Moore, who joined the faculty at Illinois last August, previously was
the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and professor of philosophy at the
University of Pennsylvania, where he co-founded and directed the university’s
Institute for Law and Philosophy. He also has taught at the University
of California Berkeley, the University of Kansas, the University of
San Diego and the University of Southern California.
event is sponsored by the philosophy department and by the Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Program of
Illinois’ Institute of Government
and Public Affairs.