L. Sebastian Purcell

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Location Hall of Philosophy

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L. Sebastian Purcell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York-Cortland. He has written widely on topics of moral, political, and Latin American philosophy, from topics addressing environmental ethics to his comparative scholarship on Aristotle and the Aztecs. He likes to share what Aztecs can teach about happiness and the good life. 

A philosopher by trade, Professor Purcell has learned that creative and critical thinking can have an impact on living better, and he applies these thoughts to investing, art, and society. He writes about natural goodness, the ethics of cosmopolitanism, and what he calls the “Normativity Challenge: Happiness across Cultures.”