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Does Truth Matter?

Is there still a moral imperative to tell the truth?


Does truth matter? Truth has become a nebulous, even unfashionable notion in our contemporary society. Relativism and postmodernism have undermined our belief in the importance and certainty of truth. On what basis can we now investigate the validity of claims by our politicians – the existence of weapons of mass destruction, for example? Is there still a moral imperative to tell the truth?
Speakers: Jeremy Stangroom, author and co-editor of Philosopher's Magazine;
Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; Stephen Law, Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College and Editor of the journal Think; Nick Cohen, Journalist for the Observer, New Statesman and New Humanist.
Chair: Simon Blackburn, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University


Speaker(s):

Jeremy Stangroom | talks
Kenan Malik | talks | www
Stephen Lee | talks
Speaker: Nick Cohen | talks | www
Prof Simon Blackburn | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

17 May 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
+44 20 79 30 36 47
http://www.ica.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£8, £7 concs, £6 members

Available from:

ICA Box Office 020 7930 3647

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