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Lecture planned on ethics and economics, Oct. 16

Elizabeth Anderson will deliver a lecture on "Ethical Assumptions in Economic Theory: Some Lessons From the History of Credit and Bankruptcy" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10.

The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Ethics and Public Affairs, the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Anderson is a professor of philosophy and women's studies and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Michigan. She teaches courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences and feminist theory. Within these fields, her research has focused on democratic theory, equality in political philosophy and American law, the ethical limits of markets, theories of value and rational choice, the philosophy of John Stuart Mill, and feminist epistemology and philosophy of science. Anderson has received the University of Michigan's highest award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. She is the author of "Value in Ethics and Economics."

A reception in Prospect House will follow lecture. For more information, visit the University Center for Human Values Web site or call (609) 258-4798.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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