Virtue in a changing climate: Responding morally to global warming
Roger Crisp (Oxford University)

September 17, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
School of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University

ACU Leadership Centre, Level 3, Cathedral House
229 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane 4000

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The annual Simone Weil lecture is hosted by the ACU School of Philosophy.The lecture is inspired by Simone Weil’s ethical vision that is rooted in attentive compassion and obligation to others, her unstinting desire for the Good, and her non-negotiable commitment to justice.

This lecture considers how we might respond morally to our rapidly changing climate. It will be shown that Ancient writers on the virtues, in particular Plato and Aristotle, can help us more with this issue than we might have expected, but that there are some features of our modern situation require attention to more recent moral philosophy. 

Roger Crisp is Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy St Anne’s College Oxford and Professor of Moral Philosophy University of Oxford. He is also Professorial Fellow at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at Australian Catholic University. Professor Crisp is the author of “Mill on Utilitarianism” (1997), “Reasons and the Good” (2006), “The Cosmos of Duty: Henry’s Sidgwick’s Methods of Ethics” (2015), and “Sacrifice Regained: Morality and Self-interest in the British Moralists from Hobbes to Bentham” (2019). He has translated Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics” for Cambridge University Press and edited the “Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics”.

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