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CFI-LA Feed Your Brain - The Secular Conscience

Mar 30

CFI-LA's Feed Your Brain Lecture Series Presents: The Secular Conscience with Austin Dacey

Sunday, March 30
(note: this lecture will be held in place of the March 16 talk)
11 a.m. in Hollywood
4:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa*

Who decides what is moral and what is not in society? Cultural conservatives from the Vatican to Washington say that ethics presupposes religion, which thus belongs in public life. Secular liberals counter that conscience is a private matter, a personal choice free from shared standards of truth or right.

In his new book, The Secular Conscience, philosopher Austin Dacey breaks this ideological deadlock by boldly rethinking the nature of conscience and its role in public life. Inspired by an earlier tradition he traces to Spinoza and John Stuart Mill, Dacey urges secular liberals to reclaim the language of objective values.

Dacey, who holds a doctorate in applied ethics and social philosophy, serves as a CFI representative to the United Nations working on issues of secular values, science and ethics. He is also on the editorial staff of Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines.

*This event will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave.

$6, or free for Friends of the Center

Tickets available online soon.

Friends of the Center may opt to reserve tickets by calling (323) 666-9797, ext. 102, or emailing

The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Bl.
Hollywood, CA 90027
2 blocks west of Vermont at Berendo
Free parking!

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