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What Can the History of Morality tell us about the Nature of Morality?

What Can the History of Morality tell us about the Nature of Morality?
15 Devonshire Place, Room 200
Time: Sep 15th, 4:00 pm End: Sep 15th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Ethics, Diaspora/Transnational
Lecture by Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster

The Centre for Ethics is pleased to present

Kenan Malik

What can the History of Morality tell us about the Nature of Morality?


Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. After studying neurobiology (at the University of Sussex) and history and philosophy of science (at Imperial College, London), he worked as a research psychologist at Sussex University’s Centre for Research into Perception and Cognition. For the past 20 years he has combined academic research with popular writing and broadcasting. His main areas of interest are the history of ideas, the history and philosophy of science, the history and philosophy of religion, theories of human nature, political philosophy, ethics, and the history and sociology of race and immigration.
His latest book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics. Previous books include From Fatwa to Jihad (2009), shortlisted for the 2010 George Orwell Prize, Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate (2008), nominated for the 2009 Royal Society Science Book Prize, Man, Beast and Zombie: What Science Can and Cannot Tell Us about Human Nature (2000) and The Meaning of Race (1996).
He is a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze, a writer and presenter of Analysis, Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme, and a columnist for the International New York Times, Göteborgs-Posten and Bergens Tidende. He has made a number of radio and TV documentaries on scientific, moral and political issues. Check out his new book, blog and latest NYT op-ed: http://www.kenanmalik.com/

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Ethics at 416-978-6288.

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