Montana State University

Annual Margaret and Harry Hausser Lecture

by Sara Waller, Associate Philosophy ProfessorCover from the Moral Psychology Handbook

On Sept. 2, scholars of human nature, Jesse Prinz and John Doris, talked about the role of reason and emotion in our lives. They delighted and entertained an audience of 180 at the Museum of the Rockies for this spectacular 2010 Hausser Lecture.

John Doris teaches in Washington Uni-versity's Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program and Philosophy Department. Much of his current scholar-ship involves theoretical and empirical research on moral responsibility, evalua-tive diversity, psychopathology and rationality. His books include "Lack of Character" and “The Moral Psy-chology Handbook,” and he has authored countless articles on mo-rality and personhood.

Jesse Prinz is Distinguished Pro-fessor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. His re-search focuses on the perceptual, emotional and cultural foundations of the human mind. He has written several books, including "Furnishing the Mind" and "The Emotional Construction of Mor-als," and countless articles on rea-son, emotion and morality.

Cover image from The Moral Psychology Handbook, John M. Doris tree house by Michael Cole.