Ethics: Why Should We Care About It?
January 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm GMT
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What is good? What is evil? Before diving into those questions, we should ask ourselves why should we even care about them. Join Cambridge scholar in residence, philosopher Christophe Porot, and Newcastle University’s philosophy student Arkadiusz Synowczyk, for a salon on why we need ethics, Existentialist perspective on the issue, and more!
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.” — Jean-Paul Sartre
Various moral theories speak of values and/or virtues. But why should one be concerned with good or evil at all? Couldn’t one simply deny that such a distinction has basis in reality? Or, why shouldn’t one say , “yes, your theory of good is rational, but I’m gonna ignore it; and what will you do?” In this salon, we will explore precisely that topic, drawing on Existentialist philosophers, our own perspectives, and more!
In this salon we will dive into topics such as:
- Why do you need ethics?
- What is meta-ethics?
- The famous is/ought gap
- The ways to overcome the is/ought “gap”
- The Paradox of Normativity by Christophe Porot
This is a part of the series, “Meaningful Live: Deep Dive Into Ethics, Values, and Virtues“
All episodes take place at 5 pm London time.