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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT10 - CANCELLED

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 2 HT10 - CANCELLED
Start Date 25th Jan 2010 4:30pm
End Date 25th Jan 2010 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Raimond Gaita (KCL and Australian Catholic University) 'Is Morality ‘Inescapable’?' to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage - CANCELLED

Abstract

The idea that there was an ‘official line’ about morality according to which it is ‘inescapable’, has been a theme of contemporary moral philosophy at least since Philippa Foot argued it in her paper 'Moral Beliefs'. Bernard Williams prosecuted the case elegantly and radically in Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy and in later papers. I shall argue that Foot and Williams ran things together that need to be distinguished and that the recent focus on what it is to have a reason for an action has made it harder to what they are.

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