Embodiment, Choice, and Action

Margaret Farley delivers the Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectures  on the topic “Freedom, Obligation, and Love.”

Addressing questions of the meaning and possibility of human freedom of choice, Farley’s lectures  speak to problems raised by scientists, philosophers, and theologians. The central element is a descriptive analysis of the experience of free choice—not the question of whether there can be free choice, but on the structure of what we choose when we choose, raising the further question of whether every choice is ultimately a choice of what and how to love.


The Nathaniel W. Taylor Lectureship in Theology was created in 1902 by a gift from Rebecca Taylor Hatch of Brooklyn, New York, in memory of her father, who was Dwight Professor of Didactic Theology from 1822 to 1858.

Event Speaker(s):

Margaret Farley, the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics

Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:30pm