2016 Arts Public Lecture

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Event Details

27 October 2016 at 6:30 pm – 27 October 2016 at 7:45 pm
Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 271 Collins Street (Enter Centre Place from Flinders Lane, South lifts on left to Level 7), Melbourne
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Is it rational to act morally?' by Professor Michael Smith.

Reasons to act morally requires us to acknowledge some surprising facts about ourselves. What are these surprising facts?

To find an answer come to listen to this Public Lecture hosted by the Dean of Arts, Professor Rae Frances. The 2016 Arts Public Lecture will be delivered by eminent Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University Michael Smith, former Monash student and an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy.

Professor Smith is considered to be one of the most important philosophers working in meta-ethics, and is one of the main proponents of a Neo-Humean approach to practical reason. Professor Smith is most well-known for his celebrated work The Moral Problem which won the American Philosophical Association Book Prize.

Faculty of Arts