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UVM Professor Considers Ethical Issues of Parenting

Norwich ~ University of Vermont professor Tyler Doggett will look at the challenges and issues of parenting today in a talk at Norwich Congregational Church on November 6 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “The Ethics of Raising Children,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. 

Parenting can be a difficult, exhausting task. It is also morally fraught. Professor Doggett will examine parenthood from a philosophical standpoint, covering ethical issues about how we treat young people and family relations in our society.

Doggett is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont. Originally from Cleveland, he lives in Burlington with his wife and children. Doggett is most interested in ethics, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy, and metaphysics. He teaches ethics courses, including courses on altruism, food ethics, parenting ethics, and the ethics of killing various things. He started Public Philosophy Week in 2017—which has grown into the largest public philosophy event in the country— with the idea to spread philosophy “out of the academy and into the public square.”

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Norwich are held at Norwich Congregational Church (unless otherwise noted) and are hosted by Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Norwich First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“The Ethics of Raising Children” is underwritten by the University of Vermont Humanities Center.

Norwich Public Library is sponsored by Friends of the Norwich Public Library, The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Mascoma Bank, Norwich Historical Society, and Norwich Square Properties.

For more information, contact Norwich Public Library at 802.649.1184, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.