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 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?