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The Lindner Lecture in Ethics

The Lindner Endowment was established in 2007 by Carl H. Lindner of Cincinnati, Ohio, to benefit the Department of Philosophy. The purpose of the Lindner Lectureship is to support the teaching of ethics.


  • Elizabeth Anderson (Fall 2012); Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan; “Tom Paine and the Ironies of Social Insurance”
  • Christine M. Korsgaard (Fall 2011); Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University; “The Relational Nature of the Good”
  • Kwame “Anthony” Appiah (Fall 2011); Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University; "Cosmopolitanism"
  • Susan Wolf (Spring 2011); Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; "Good-For-Nothings"
  • Nancy Fraser (Fall 2009); Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science; The New School University; "Who Counts as a Subject of Justice? National Citizenry, Global Humanity, or Transnational Community of Risk?"
  • Charles W. Mills (Fall 2008); John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy; Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University; "Racial Justice"
  • Onora O’Neill (Spring 2008); President of the British Academy, University of Cambridge; “Naturalism, Normativity, and Applied Philosophy”