Frans de Waal, the C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, gave The Root Lecture for 2011 on March 21.
The title of the lecture was "Morality Before Religion: Empathy, Fairness and Prosocial Primates."
Earlier that day he answered questions from students about his book, Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved. The students were reading his book for Contemporary Ethics, taught by Prof. Mahon.
For more about Prof. de Waal his visit to W&L, see here.
Roger Crisp, Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University, and John Findlay Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, gave a public lecture on March 31.The title of the lecture was "A Third Method of Ethics?"
The next day, Prof. Crisp taught a class on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (which he has translated for Cambridge University Press) as part of Prof. Mahon's course on Contemporary Ethics.
For more on Prof. Crisp's visit to W&L, see here.