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Ohio University Philosophy Professor to Lecture at W&L

— by on November 11th, 2011

Mark LeBar, associate professor of philosophy at Ohio University, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. in Huntley 327. The talk is free and open to the public.

The title of LeBar’s lecture is “Eudaimonism and Accountability.”

LeBar commented on the abstract of his talk saying, “Eudaimonist theories of practical rationality maintain that our reasons for action are rooted in our own goal of living well. He argues that such theories can make sense of how individuals hold others accountable for their actions.”

LeBar went on to say, “I propose that accountability relations between individuals arise when, and because, we give others the authority to give ourselves reasons.”

LeBar, who has published articles in moral, social and political philosophy, is completing a book, The Value of Living Well. He has visited at the University of North Carolina and the University of Arizona.

He has a B.A. from Westmont College, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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