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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 TT10

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 3 TT10
Start Date 10th May 2010 4:30pm
End Date 10th May 2010 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Veronique Munoz-Dardé  (UCL) 'The Puzzle of Museums' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage

Abstract

How can certain cultural goods (for example, museums, ice rinks, opera, the study of humanities) make a claim on our joint resources when there are other urgent needs to be met? Most of us resist the claim that one should sacrifice such cultural goods in the face of urgent needs and their priority as a concern for social justice. At the same time, in refusing the consequence, we are not inclined to think cultural goods more important than the urgent needs of other human beings. What, then, justifies our resistance?

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