Judging Others, or, ‘On Trying Out One’s New Sword'

Summary

Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Lectures - Semester 1

Start Date

12th Apr 2017 5:30pm

End Date

12th Apr 2017 7:00pm

Venue

QVMAG Auditorium at the Queen Victoria Museum, 2 Invermay Rd Invermay


Dr James Chase (Philosophy)

Is there anything wrong with forming critical judgements about practices in other societies? The English philosopher Mary Midgley thinks we have to be careful to avoid a kind of moral isolationism that can seem tempting when we consider this question. In this lecture, Dr James Chase outlines and examines her argument. Suitable for those interested in the tangled boundary between ethics and etiquette.

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