The Practical, the Political and the Ethical seminar series

The Practical, the Political and the Ethical seminar series
Date
21 February 2017, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Speaker

David Owens (KCL)

The Truth in Conventionalism

Conventionalists maintain that at least some of our obligations are grounded in conventional values, that is values that can be served only through the social recognition of conventions. Conventionalism so understood comes in many forms. I'll formulate and argue for a modest form of conventionalism. Conventionalism is often thought to have conservative or relativist implications (or both). I ask whether modest conventionalism is committed to anything of that sort.

The Institute of Philosophy hosts regular seminars on the Practical, the political, the ethical aspects of philosophy. The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time.



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