L. W. Sumner

Philosopher, Person

1941 –

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Who is L. W. Sumner?

Leonard Wayne Sumner is a Canadian philosopher notable for his work on normative and applied ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law.

Sumner is University Professor Emeritus of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Since 2002, he has been a University Professor, the highest academic honour that the university accords its faculty. Sumner received his bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in 1962 and his doctoral degree from Princeton University in 1965, with a thesis supervised by Stuart Hampshire and Joel Feinberg. In 1990 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2009 he was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Sumner is the author of four books, including Welfare, Happiness and Ethics.

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Born
1941
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
  • University of Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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