'Are 'right' and 'wrong' just matters of opinion?'

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker David Moss
Type Lectures & Talks
When 28 Jun 2013, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price No tickets required
For Bookings Contact Duncan Stanley, 0116 229 7644

David Moss, a PhD student jointly supervised in the Departments of Media and Communications and Politics and International Relations, will be giving a public lecture titled “Are 'right' and 'wrong' just matters of opinion?” at the Leicester Adult Education College, as part of the new Lunchtime Lecture series.

David’s talk will address some philosophical questions in meta-ethics e.g. are individuals moral objectivists or relativists? The focus will be on recent work in 'experimental philosophy', typically using survey methods to see what individuals actually think about such questions. David argues that such survey methods face a number of difficulties in engaging with the complex nature of individuals' thought and describe an alternative methodology using in depth interviews, which offers a more nuanced picture of the conflict and confusions involved in moral thought.

The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12-1pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.