2022 Rhoden Lecture -- What Do You Want?

Date, time, location

Friday, December 2, 2022
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

King Building, 306

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Free and open to the public

UPDATE: The location for this event has changed to King 306 (no longer King 341).

Valerie Tiberius will present the 2022 Rhoden Lecture titled "What do You Want?"

Abstract:  It seems obvious that it’s good to get what you want. Unfortunately, we’re not always sure what that is. This talk is about that problem and also about the relationship between what we want and what’s good for us.  I argue that we’re better off thinking about what we value (rather than what we desire), and I offer some strategies for figuring out our values. Valerie Tiberius is Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught since 1998. She earned her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Tiberius's work has focused on ethics and moral psychology, with a special interest in applying Humean principles to modern philosophical questions. Much of her work is centered at the junction of practical philosophy and practical psychology, examining how both disciplines can meaningfully improve lives. She has published numerous reviewed papers, as well as five books.  Her latest book “What Do You Want Out of Life?: A Philosophical Guide to Figuring Out What Matters” will be out in January, 2023.

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