"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Sunday, 1 March 2009

MacIntyre Lecture

European Journal of Philosophy Annual Lecture
The Mark Sacks Lecture for 2009 will be on Friday 5th June at 5.30pm, in Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Gower Street, University College London. The lecture will be given by Alasdair MacIntyre and is entitled 'Danish Ethical Demands and French Common Goods: Two Moral Philosophies'.

Abstract: The claims of two seemingly incompatible moral philosophies, one developed in Denmark in the decades after World War II and one defended in France during the same period, are counterposed. The first is K.E. Logstrup's account of the ethical demand, the second the Thomistic conception of natural law. The questions asked about them are whether they are deeply incompatible and what light is thrown on them by the social histories of their respective national cultures.

All are welcome to attend the lecture, which will be followed by a drinks reception hosted by Wiley-Blackwell. Details of this event can also be found here.

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