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Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

13:00 - 14:00
3 November 2011
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Is morality objective?

It is often suggested that morality is merely subjective or relative: some point to the amount of disagreement over moral matters, while others claim that objective moral values would be mysterious entities, incompatible with the natural world as we know it. But when we are faced with a difficult ethical choice, it is very hard to believe that what is right or wrong just depends on what we or our society happens to approve of. So do we have reason to think morality subjective? Or can we make sense of an objective morality?

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Dr Jonathan Way,Lecturer in Philosophy

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