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How Atheists Can Take Ethics Seriously

Many people believe that if there is no god, then morality and ethics must be in some way subjective. For example, some people believe that if there is no god, then morality can only reflect the feelings and attitudes that we happen to have, or the policies and practices that we have chosen to adopt. This lecture attempts to explain why this belief is mistaken. Even if there is no god, ethics could be completely objective. In fact, the existence or non-existence of god is fundamentally irrelevant to the question of the objectivity of morality.


RALPH WEDGWOOD is Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His research interests are in ethics (especially meta-ethics), epistemology, and related issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of language.

SPES Sunday lectures are free and open to all – no bookings are required. For more info please contact programme@ethicalsoc.org.uk

SOUTH PLACE ETHICAL SOCIETY, CONWAY HALL, 25 RED LION SQUARE, WC1R 4R


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Professor Ralph Wedgwood | talks

 

Date and Time:

9 May 2010 at 11:00 am

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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