On October 27, 2020 the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center sponsored a talk by Dr. Alastair Norcross of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Norcross’s talk titled: “You Really Can Make a Difference: Why What You Eat and How You Vote Matters” was presented via Zoom.
Short Biography of Dr. Norcross (courtesy of his website):
Prof. Norcross’s research is primarily in ethical theory. His overarching project is to make the world safe for consequentialist theories, in particular utilitarianism. Although he has many good friends who are Kantians (or other varieties of deontologist) and even some who are virtue ethicists, he still doesn’t really understand how their minds work (as Wittgenstein says “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him”), but so long as they keep drinking his martinis, he’ll keep trying to understand.