Is truth an absolute value?
On the face of it truth seems like the most absolute of values. Without being sure of truth, what can we be sure of? But when we begin to examine what makes statements... Learn more
Consequential Ethics: justifying "hard choices"?
We discussed values last time but didnt mention Utilitarianism and the ethics of consequences. Please look at the files for short examples of ethical dilemmas for... Learn more
Values: relative or absolute, logically, culturally, electively determined?
I suggest we try to make clearer what values are, why they are so important and how they might be justified. We perhaps need to start by trying to agree some definitions... Learn more
What is the human condition?
The "human condition" is commonly discussed in some philosophical traditions not others (notably not US/British - they feel its too vague to be helpful). So read Sartre,... Learn more
What is Art? Are there only subjective standards?
Dear All, Sorry its been a long time since we thought about "What is Art?" Trying to find a new venue. Oromo seems promising, the room is a bit small but the acoustics... Learn more
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