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|
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
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.