Ethics scholar to speak at URI
Nancy Sherman to deliver annual psychology address
KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 23, 2000 -- Nancy Sherman, distinguished professor
of philosophy at Georgetown University, will present this year's Psychology
Honor Society, Psi Chi, Invited Address on Monday, March 6 at 3:15 p.m.
Her talk, entitled "Does the Ghost of Aristotle Haunt Freud's House?"
is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Multicultural Center
on URI's Kingston Campus. A reception will immediately follow the talk.
Sherman, of Washington D.C., is a renowned scholar on classical philosophies
of ethics and the relationship of the development of virtues to the emotions.
In addition to her current teaching position at Georgetown University, Sherman
has taught at Yale University, the University of Maryland, and John Hopkins
University. She is also the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair
in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Sherman has authored more than 30 scholarly articles and four books.
Two of her books, The Fabric of Character and Making Necessity
a Virtue received acclaim. A new book, entitled Smart Emotions,
is due out soon.
Sherman has received numerous awards including: the Washington Psychoanalytic
Society's Gary O. Morris prize for the most distinguished essay; Harvard
University's George Plympton Adams' Prize; and numerous fellowships. She
has appeared on various television and radio news and talk shows including
PBS' "Ethics and Religion Newsweekly," ABC evening news, Fox TV,
MSNBC, San Diego TV, and NPR-affiliate radio programs.
Sherman has also served as a member on the board of directors to the
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs; a special adviser
to the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy; and consultant on ethics
to the secretary of the Navy, commandant of the Marine Corps, and commander
of Naval Education and Training.
The lecture is sponsored by the URI Honors and Visiting Scholars Committee,
URI's Psychology Department, and Psi Chi, the psychology honor society.
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116