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:: Events :: The 27 April, 6.30 to 8 pm., at the New Theatre, East Building, LSE will take place a panel discussion on the topic “Is Politics Based on Morality?” organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science, Forum for European Philosophy. FEPlogoblue(2)

Forum for European Philosophy Event


Is Politics Based on Morality?

Monday 27 April, 6.30 – 8pm

New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Fabienne Peter, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
Catherine Rowett, Professor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia and Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for South Norfolk
Stephen de Wijze, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Manchester

Chair: Geoffrey Hawthorn, Emeritus Professor of International Politics and Emeritus Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Is politics the instrument of moral ideals and values? Is it something like ‘applied morality’? In recent years there has been a revival of approaches which give greater autonomy to distinctively political thought, which can be called ‘political realism’, in contrast to ‘political moralism’. The panel discussion will explore this contrast, and ask whether political legitimacy is ultimately a question of one’s moral conception.


Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEmorality

Podcasts of most FEP events are available online after the event. They can be accessed atwww.philosophy-forum.org

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