Dr. Shelly Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the former Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics. Since receiving his Ph.D from Princeton in 1982, he has written numerous books, expounding his theories on topics such as judging “right” from “wrong,” the concept of intrinsic value, moral obligations and individual rights. His book The Limits of Morality critiques so-called ordinary morality, or the view that there are limits to what morality can impose on humans, defending the doctrine of classical utilitarianism, which holds that people are morally obliged, without limit, to do as much good as they can.