The American Philosophical Association (APA), along with the University of Delaware (UD)’s Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy, UD’s Philosophy Department, and UD’s Women and Gender Studies Department, is pleased to announce the inaugural APA Lecture, "Social Movements and Moral Progress,” to be presented by Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan). The APA Lecture, which will draw lessons in moral epistemology from the movement of British abolitionists to end slavery, will be held on the University of Delaware campus on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in Gore Hall, room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The American Philosophical Association is the leading philosophical learned society in North America, having been founded in 1900 and representing nearly 10,000 members. The APA and the University of Delaware have a long-standing relationship dating back to 1975, when the APA established its national office on the UD campus. Thanks to the university's generosity, the APA has been proud to be part of the UD community for the last four decades. This November, the APA’s board of officers will hold its annual in-person meeting in Newark, DE, bringing more than 20 prominent philosophers to campus. In coordination with that meeting, Professor Anderson, president of the APA’s Central Division, will present the inaugural APA Lecture to benefit the UD community and celebrate the APA's 40th year on campus.