Ethics Matters

Not so long ago academic discussions of ethical matters were confined to the logic of the language of morals and the meaning of ethical statements. Events in this strand will put contemporary thinking in ethics to the test, and explore its practical relevance

Ethics Matters in the Family

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Thursday 13 November, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

AdamSwift 

 

Adam Swift|, Professor of Political Theory, University of Warwick 

 

  

Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children’s upbringing. Adam Swift will discuss the ethics of parent-child relationships, telling us why the family is valuable, who has the right to parent, and what rights parents should -- and should not -- have over their children. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfamily

 

Ethics Matters in Climate Change

Monday 1 December, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE 
 
JohnBroome

 

John Broome|, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford 

 

 

Chair: Gabriel Wollner|, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Climate change is a moral problem. Through our emissions, each of us causes harm to others - something that generally we should not do. Some people are already suffering great harm from climate change. What should we do to remedy the situation? A solution can be achieved only through the coordinated actions of governments, and difficult ethical analysis is required to choose the right actions.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEclimatechange

 

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