As previously announced, /r/philosophy is hosting an AMA series this Spring semester which will host AMAs by a number of world class academic philosophers working in a variety of different areas of contemporary philosophy. Check out our series announcement post to see blurbs for all the AMAs lined up this semester. You can also check out last semester's series announcement post to see all the AMAs from Fall 2016.
So far this semester we've had AMAs by Amie L. Thomasson (Miami) on metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of art, available here, and Samantha Brennan (Western) on normative and feminist ethics, available here.
We continue our Spring 2017 Series this upcoming Tuesday with an AMA by Chris W. Surprenant (UNO). Hear it from him:
Chris W. Surprenant
I'm Chris W. Surprenant, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where I direct the Alexis de Tocqueville Project in Law, Liberty, and Morality.
I am the author of Kant and the Cultivation of Virtue (Routledge 2014), editor of Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration (forthcoming, Routledge 2017), and co-editor of Kant and Education: Interpretations and Commentary (Routledge 2011) and Kant and the Scottish Enlightenment (forthcoming, Routledge 2017).
My current projects apply knowledge gained from studying the history of philosophy to contemporary issues in criminal justice reform, including the ethics of punishment. I'm also interested in business ethics and examining the connection between human well-being and entrepreneurship.
During my first AMA in fall 2015, I was asked a number of questions on issues in moral philosophy; practical ethics, such as our approach to animals, the poor, or adjuncts in the academy; and how to be a successful graduate student and have a better chance of being a successful academic.
I've been invited back to answer questions about my current work, our for-credit high school program in philosophy (you probably see me advertise it on here frequently!), the academy generally, and anything else that you want to talk about.
Professor Surprenant will join us Tuesday for a live Q&A on Tuesday at 3PM EST. Please feel free to post questions for him here. He will look at this thread before he starts and begin with some questions from here while the initial questions in the new thread come in.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Surprenant to our community!
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