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Philosophy Taster Lecture

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Philosophy Taster Lecture

'Morality and Self-Interest'

This event is part of our taster lecture series and will be delivered by Dr Naomi Goulder. Naomi is Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities.

We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 and Year 13 students who are interested in studying Philosophy at degree level. If you are a school teacher and would like to bring a bigger group, then please email us on info@nchlondon.ac.uk for group bookings.

Please arrive from 17.30. The event itself will start at 18.00 and finish at around 19.00.

Utilitarianism sets up tensions between morality and self-interest, telling us to maximise total utility even when that means sacrificing our own. This lecture explores the philosophical foundations of utilitarianism, considers prominent criticisms, and draws on Aristotle to suggest an alternative way to think about utility, the self, and relations between the individual and collective good.

https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/faculty/dr-naomi-goulder/

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