Self identity, animal rights, moral responsibility, and social ethics for earthlings and others are just a few of the topics that will drive the conversation with Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science Sharon Lloyd. Professor Lloyd works in the history of political philosophy, with special attention to the moral and political theories of philosophers Hobbes, Machiavelli, Mill, Marx, and Rawls. Students interested in discovering and experiencing the meaning of polymathy will not want to miss this session with Professor Lloyd.
Sharon Lloyd, professor of philosophy, law, and political science, focuses on the history of political philosophy, with special attention to the moral and political theory of philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Trained and mentored by John Rawls, one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century, Professor Lloyd's scholarly interests in political philosophy and its history, contemporary liberalism and liberal feminist philosophy reflect that tutelage. She has particular interest in the moral and political theories of Machiavelli, Mill, Hobbes, Marx, and Rawls. Lloyd's work in philosophy has attracted the interest of legal scholars and is often published in law reviews and she is regarded as an important voice in the current generation of liberal feminists. Professor Lloyd enjoys teaching in USC's honors program and general education on such topics as self-identity and moral responsibility, political obligation, and social ethics for earthlings and others through science fiction.