Tristram McPherson to Present Philosophy Honor Society Lecture

Associate professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University will speak April 20

11 April, 2017 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio — Tristram McPherson, associate professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University, will present “Arguing for Vegetarianism: The Easy Part, and The Hard Part” at the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society Lecture at The College of Wooster on Thursday, April 20. The free public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). A dessert reception will precede the event.

McPherson received his B.A. from Simon Fraser University and Ph.D. from Princeton University. His area of expertise are in metaethics, ethics, and epistemology. The heart of his research concerns foundational philosophical questions about ethics, such as whether it can be an objective fact that an action is right (or wrong).

Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. The Phi Sigma Tau chapter at The College of Wooster was started in 1983.

McPherson’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Lindner Endowed Lectureship in Ethics. For more information, contact Patrice Reeder at 330-263-2380 or