Brian Berkey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania talks with students about moral and political philosophy, effective altruism and humans' obligations to non-human animals.
HLS Effective Altruism, Food Society, and Animal Law Society host a discussion with Brian Berkey about ethics in career choice and other aspects of professional life. Plant-based lunch will be served. Sponsored by the DOS Grant Fund.
Brian Berkey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an associated faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Penn, and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute for Law and Philosophy at the Penn Law School. During the 2018-19 academic year, he is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Before coming to Penn, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Brian received his Ph.D from the Philosophy Department at the University of California-Berkeley in 2012.
Brian’s primary interests are in moral and political philosophy. In particular, he is interested in questions about the demandingness of morality, individual obligations of justice, the relationship between ideal and non-ideal theory, and ethical issues arising with regard to climate change. He is also interested in the notion of collective obligations, and the connection between such obligations and individual obligations, as well as in methodological issues in ethics, particularly the appropriate role of appeals to intuitions. Brian has also published research about effective altruism and humans’ obligations to non-human animals.