Talbot Brewer


Talbot Brewer is professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He is the author of The Retrieval of Ethics and The Bounds of Choice: Unchosen Virtues, Unchosen Commitments.

The Great Malformation

from Theological Variations, Volume 25, Number 2

More and more, our lives happen there, on the screens of the bleeping little tyrants in our pockets.

Anything But True Love

from Authenticity, Volume 23, Number 3

Is love so discrete and impregnable that it can subsist in the midst of the most repellent undertakings?

The Patina of the Past

from Meditations on Exile and Home, Volume 7, Number 3

It is a serious matter whether our lives are set within topographies that can hold our memories fast.

Civil Society and Democracy

from Democracy, Volume 2, Number 1

Economists disagree fairly radically about the impact of globalization, and the extent to which it undermines sovereignty and the ability of a single government to shape its own economy.

“Putting the Soul to Work”: Reflections on the New Cognitariat

Why should we expect that the inner self waiting to be born corresponds to some paid job or profession?