Date: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Speaker: Professor Gopal Sreenivasan (Philosophy, Duke University, USA)
Topic: What is Courage?
Professor Sreenivasan has provided the following description of his talk:
Not just any old perseverance in the face of danger is brave. Among other things, it must be worthwhile. But must the goal that makes the persevering worthwhile be good? Cannot a bank robber, e.g., be brave? I shall try to explain why the goal in courage need not be good. Part of my explanation will rest on a critique of Jonathan Lear's otherwise interesting account in his RADICAL HOPE (2006).
Time and venue: 8pm in Lecture Theatre 1A, Neville Alexander Building.