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Philosophy Cafe: Should we pay our debts? Dr Chris Groves (Cesagen)

Starts: 15 May 2012

Tuesday 15 May, 8pm, The Gate, Keppoch Street, Cardiff, CF24 3JW

The Cardiff Philosophy Cafe presents:

Speaker: Dr Chris Groves (Cesagen)

Should we pay our debts?

Tuesday 15 May's Cafe will examine the complex links between ethics and economics, centring on the idea that morality is about obligation, or what we owe to each other.

Drawing on the anthropologist David Graeber's book Debt: The First 5000 Years, Chris Groves will look at the links between morals and debts, ethics and economics, and ask: should we always pay our debts? Moral philosophy has sometimes been defined as a systematic attempt to work out what, as human beings, our obligations are. So does this mean that morality is about what our debts are and to whom they are owed?

More information is available at http://www.philosophycafe.org.uk. There is also a CPC blog.

 

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