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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Café Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
6 December 2012
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Is it rational to be moral?

We ordinarily assume that it's rational to be moral - that we are not foolish for doing what's right. But on reflection it can be hard to see why this is so. After all, it certainly seems as if there can be occasions on which immorality pays. Nor is it obvious that immorality must involve any kind of inconsistency or confusion. This talk will explore these challenges and consider how some philosophers have tried to vindicate the rationality of morality.

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Speaker information

Jonathan Way,Lecturer in Philosophy

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