Todd May

United States

Professor of humanities and resident philosophy advisor to The Good Place

Todd is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson University in the U.S.  He is the author of sixteen books of philosophy, including A Significant Life:  Meaning in a Silent Universe, A Fragile Life:  Accepting our Vulnerability, and A Decent Life:  Morality for the Rest of Us (all from University of Chicago Press).  His earlier research was rooted in the work of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière.  He has also been active in grassroots political movements for over four decades, mostly recently in immigration rights and anti-racism campaigns.

Watching ‘The Good Place’? Meet the Clemson philosopher who sets the writers straight

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Todd will be appearing…

On decency

DAY 2: SAT 26 OCT

A moral life in an immoral world

DAY 2: SAT 26 OCT

MOTHER FORKIN’ MORALS WITH DR TODD MAY