Dr. Steven Jensen on "Sophisticated Alienation" (Colloquium Series Talk) - Talking Thomism
Dr. Steven Jensen is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Houston and the chair of the Center for Thomistic Studies. In his paper, titled "Sophisticated Alienation," Dr. Jensen provides a critique of so-called "sophisticated consequentialism," which has been advanced by consequentialist philosophers to overcome the problem of alienation (The objection that a consequentialist's focus on maximizing the agent-neutral good alienates the consequentialist from anyone he may try to help.)
This talk was given at the Center for Thomistic Studies on February 9, 2018.
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Producer: John H. Boyer
Announcer: Peter Gardner
Intro and outro music: Clare Jensen, "Cello Suite No. 1: Prelude" by J.S. Bach.