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Tamler Sommers    

Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Houston

Tamler Sommers is a professor at the University of Houston. He is especially interested in issues relating to honor, free will, moral responsibility, punishment, and revenge.

Sommers is the author of several books: Relative Justice (2012 Princeton) on the diversity of norms and attitudes about responsibility across cultures. A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain (McSweeney's 2009, 2nd edition Routledge 2106), a collection of interviews with philosophers and scientists on issues in moral psychology. And his most recent book "Why Honor Matters" (Basic Books) is currently available for pre-order. Tamler also co-host's the Very Bad Wizards podcast (along with the psychologist David Pizarro), which features discussions about ethics, free will, revenge, neuroscience, psychopaths, relativism, pop culture, and lots more.


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