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The fabrication of morality

Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre
12/10/2015 (18:30-20:00)

Part of the Arts & Humanities Festival 2015 - Fabrication.

Presented by the Department of Philosophy

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The fabrication of morality: where do morals come from?


Nietzsche famously suggested that morality was a fabrication, a political power grab by the weak. What are the implications if he’s right? What are the alternatives if he’s wrong? Where did morality come from and why does the answer matter? Join philosophers and historians from King’s to discuss a wide range of viewpoints – ancient and modern, scientific and political – on these fundamental questions.

Dr Joachim Aufderheide is a Lecturer in Philosophy. His research focuses on value and pleasure in ancient philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle.

Dr John Callanan is a Lecturer in Philosophy. His main interests are in Kant and in early modern and enlightenment thought more broadly.

Dr Sarah Fine is a Lecturer in Philosophy. Dr Fine’s research lies in the fields of contemporary political philosophy, ethics, and the history of modern political and social philosophy, specialising in issues relating to migration and citizenship.

Dr Sacha Golob is a Lecturer in Philosophy. His work tracksdevelopments in European thought over the last two centuries, focusing particularly on Kant, Heidegger and Foucault.

Dr Matteo Mameli is a Reader in Philosophy. He is currently working on topics at the intersection of philosophy, the sciences of human
behaviour (biology, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, etc.), and moral and political theory.

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