The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility
Owen Flanagan (Duke University)

June 9, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Hannover
Germany

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Uljana Feest
Leibniz Universität Hannover

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The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz University of Hannover (Hannover, Germany) is pleased to announce this year’s Leibniz Lectures, June 9th, 10th and 11th 2015.

Prof. Owen Flanagan (Duke University, North Carolina)

“The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility”

 The Leibniz Lectures are organized annually by the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science (ZEWW) a Working Group at the Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz University of Hannover (Hannover, Germany). In these lecture series, a world-renowned researcher presents the results of his or her work in three consecutive lectures. The lectures are presented in either German or English, and they are accessible to the general public (specialized jargon is avoided as far as possible). The Leibniz Lectures will be given this year in English by Prof. Owen Flanagan (Duke University, North Carolina) on June 9th, 10th and 11th 2015. Prof. Flanagan will deliver three lectures. The series is titled “The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility”.

Summary: Gottfried Leibniz was interested in Chinese culture and philosophy and believed that we could learn from cross-cultural philosophy. In these lectures, I explore what exactly it is that we can learn from cross-cultural moral philosophy. There are lessons for the genealogy of morals, for normative ethics, for debates about relativism, universals, moral truth, and the metaphysics of morals.

·      Lecture 1: On Being Trapped By One’s Upbringing

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

6:15pm – 8:00pm, at the Main Building of the Leibniz University Hannover, Welfengarten 1, Building 1101, Room A310.

·      Lecture 2: Anger, The Most Destructive Emotion

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
6:15pm – 8:00pm, at the Leibniz-Haus of the Leibniz University Hannover, Holzmarkt 4-6, 30159 Hannover

·      Lecture 3: Self-Variations

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
6:15pm – 8:00pm, at the Leibniz-Haus of the Leibniz University Hannover, Holzmarkt 4-6, 30159 Hannover

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Attendance is free. Registration is not required.

Organizer: Prof. Uljana Feest (feest@philos.uni-hannover.de)

For further information please contact Dr. Sheldon Chow (sheldon.chow@philos.uni-hannover.de)

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