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Workshop will explore Pettit's work, Nov. 29

The influential work of Princeton philosopher Philip Pettit is the focus of a workshop scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 101 McCormick Hall.

The event, "Common Minds: Themes From the Philosophy of Philip Pettit," shares the title of a volume of critical essays evaluating Pettit's body of work recently published by Oxford University Press.

Pettit, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, has made seminal contributions in moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of mind and action, and metaphysics. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2002 from Australian National University.

Speakers will include philosophy scholars David Braddon-Mitchell of the University of Sydney and Philip Gerrans of the University of Adelaide, former doctoral students of Pettit's at Australian National University. Pettit will respond to their comments.

Pettit's books include "The Common Mind," "Republicanism," "A Theory of Freedom," "Rules, Reasons and Norms" and the forthcoming "Made With Words: Hobbes on Mind, Society and Politics."

The event is sponsored by the University Center for Human Values.

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