Sunday, January 19, 2014

Understanding Ethics talk with NYUAD

Part of a broader workshop series, NYUAD's Matthew Silverstein delivered a public talk on the subject of ethics, which has been one of my topics of interest since my college days with the philosophy club. The talk was somewhat brief: an example-laden primer on ethical questions, descriptions of four schools of meta-ethics, and an introduction of Dr Silverstein's project to develop a "constructivism sans relativism" theory of meta-ethics; I was able to pick out from the consequently-longer Q&A that it was based on a rational model of humans, and included a Kantian angle.

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