Talbot Brewer

Talbot Brewer

University of Virginia

Talbot Brewer is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He specializes in ethics and political philosophy, with a special emphasis on moral psychology and Aristotelian ethics.  He is the author of numerous essays, including “Virtues We Can Share: A Reading of Aristotle’s Ethics” (Ethics 115, 2005), “Savoring Time: Desire, Pleasure and Wholehearted Activity” (Ethical Theory and Moral 6, 2003), “Two Kinds of Commitments (And Two Kinds of Social Groups)”  (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66, 2003), and “Maxims and Virtues” (The Philosophical Review 3, 2002). He has also authored two books, the most recent of which is The Retrieval of Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Read the abstract of the paper Professor Brewer presented for STI's Being Human in a Consumer Society experts meeting.