Colloquia: Eric Schwitzgebel (UCR) - "Does Studying Ethics Make People More Ethical?"

Abstract: Does philosophical reasoning influence real-world moral behavior?  Empirical data on the moral behavior of ethics professors suggests maybe not.  However, I will present some new data on the influence of philosophical instruction and argument on meat eating and on charitable giving which suggests that under some conditions, philosophical argumentation might have a real-world influence.  All conclusions are tentative, without warranty, and to be used at your own risk.

Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Audience

Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Alumni

Department
Philosophy
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