Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
If any moral belief is as good as any other, then morality can't be a guide for living; we can just pick whichever moral system lets us do what we want. Morality's pretensions to tell us how we should live will be bull$h*t. Philosopher Nadeem Hussain shows how it is very hard to find a plausible standard of correctness for our moral beliefs and asks why so many of us are so confident in our moral judgments even though the foundations of morality are so insecure.
Nadeem Hussain, ’90, associate professor of philosophy and, by courtesy, of German studies. Professor Hussain researches whether within a scientific picture of the world there is still a place for truths of morality and rationality - and what the upshot would be if there isn't! He has also published extensively in the history of philosophy on the nineteenth-century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. He teaches several large, popular, introductory courses in philosophy. Previously, he served as Senior Associate Vice Provost for Residential Affairs; Faculty Director, Residential Programs, for the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, and Dean of the Freshman Sophomore College.
Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes.They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot.Capacity: 192