Virtue Signalling is Virtuous
Neil Levy (Oxford University, Macquarie University)

October 1, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
PHI research group, Deakin University

Level 12, Tower 2 (see reception); C2.05 Burwood Campus. ic2.108 Waurn Ponds. *VMP 522 39354
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street
Docklands
Australia

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Virtue signalling has come in for a lot of stick recently. It allegedly subverts the primary function of moral discourse  and has bad effects on how we form moral judgments. I argue that virtue signalling just is a primary function of morality and plays a virtuous role in helping us to come to justified moral beliefs.

Neil Levy is Professor of Philosophy at Macquarie University and a Senior Researcher at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. He is President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy. 

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