Workshop "Goods and the Good" 26-27 May 2016 Room ZOB E 2

Goods and the Good

Value theory has recently received renewed attention in moral philosophy, in both metaethics and normative ethics. Classical topics such as the good life, which had in the recent past been neglected in favor of interpersonal morality, are again being widely discussed. There are also several attempts to give “the good” a more prominent role in theories about what we owe to each other. Building on these debates, the workshop will address two subjects. The first subject concerns the nature of the good, while the second subject is devoted to what things are good, and to their normative significance.

The workshop will provide an excellent forum to discuss these issues. For each topic, two distinguished philosophers will present papers. During the sessions, the authors will give a presentation of about 30 minutes, followed by a plenary discussion. The workshop will be hosted by the Chair of Ethics at the University of Zurich and accompanied by two public lectures delivered by Ludwig Siep and Tom Hurka. The event is being funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.


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Attendance is free, but there are only a limited number of places. To register for attendance for this event, please e-mail