June 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM
As part of the BBC Radio 4 Public Philosopher series Michael Sandel, a political philosopher and professor at Harvard, recently held a public discussion at the University of Utrecht on the role of the state in shaping and policing moral values.
Given that The Netherlands is described by Sandel as one of the world's most permissive countries, having liberal laws on prostitution, cannabis and euthanasia, the discussion deals with perspectives on these topics, amongst others.
Duration: 44 minutes
The lecture is avaliable as a podcast on the link below.
Lets meet to discuss some of the perspectives put forward over dinner. I'll have a look at suitable places for dinner and I will post the location during the week. The location will, most likely, be near the Spui area in Amsterdam.
Thanks to Kieran for suggesting the topic as one that would appeal to the group.
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Looking forward to an interesting conversation.