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Prof. Cid examines David Hume's moral theory

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday February 7, 2013


Thursday, February 14 at 5:15pm

Manhattan Campus (361 Broadway, Room 615)

"Reason: Slave of the Emotions"
Prof. Alfredo Cid, Ph.D.(c), Lecturer of Philosophy

Traditional western ethics has, for the most part, proposed that “reason” is the main cause of our moral action. Prof. Cid will address the Men of Letters and examine David Hume’s sentimentalist moral theory, rejecting this 2,500 years old notion, which suggests that our moral behavior is based on our emotions, and not on reason alone.

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