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The Ethical Landscape
October 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
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Ethics involves not only questions about how to relate to others but even elucidates ways we can relate to ourselves as individuals. Christophe Porot is a published philosopher and PhD candidate who focuses on the ethics of mysticism.
We live within an ethical environment shaped by ethical commitments, whether it be our own convictions or those of the collective. Moralists have often given ethics a bad wrap by insisting that ethics is about laws and sacrifices and obligations. Is it, in the end, about these things?
To challenge the moralists role as a figure discouraging others from appreciating ethics we discuss a range of topics. First, we will open up with the detractors or reasons why ethics has lost its popularity: these include, but are not limited to, philosophies of egoism and self interest above all, relativism, the theory of determination, overly stringent ethics, and others. Second, once we’ve evaluated the thin base of these elements which discourage us from ethics, we will explore the ethical landscape together by evaluating three main types of ethics: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics.
Finally, after sharing our thoughts on those subjects, I’ll introduce my very own ethical concept which is called “Imitatio Dei” and offer a quick defense of it before we plunge into conversation around the plausibility of such a version of ethics.
This Salon does not presume any ethical or philosophical background and any relevant concept can be explained and unpacked as needed.