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Applied Ethics Forum: Guy Fletcher

April 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Guy Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)
‘Moral skepticisms and the normativity of prudential discourse’
Tuesday April 10th 2018  •  3:30pm–5:00pm  •  LA1–300

Abstract: In this talk, I will argue that prudential discourse (thought and talk about what is good and bad for people, what contributes to their welfare, etc.) is a normative form of discourse, on a par with moral discourse. After first explaining what that thesis means, I will give some arguments for it and try to defuse objections. I will then spell out some applications of the thesis to three forms of moral skepticism.


April 10, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm