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Plymouth Humanists – Moral Luck

July 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

This event is hosted on Zoom by Plymouth Humanists

They have the philosopher Aaron Rabinowitz joining from the US to discuss ‘Moral Luck’.

“When deciding who to hold morally responsible, one key criteria is whether the person had control. ‘Moral luck’ refers to situations where someone is held morally responsible for actions that were beyond their control, and such situations feel intuitively unjust.

In this talk, I unpack Thomas Nagel’s argument that, ultimately, nothing is under our control, and so all cases of assigning moral responsibility are cases of moral luck. When we take stock of our selves, it becomes clear that we are made of luck, all the way down. I believe that internalizing this realization is essential to developing a just society and contributes to a life of flourishing.”

To register for the event, or to find out more about the speaker, check out the event page on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moral-luck-tickets-113601561328

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