- This event has passed.
Social and Global Peace: Does Philosophy Have Anything to Contribute?
October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Steven Pinker claims to detect and explain long term trends towards a more peaceful world. Of central importance to his argument are the universalist values that emerged during the Enlightenment: human rights, moral equality, and the use of evidence and reason (as opposed to culture and superstition) to support public policy and international relations. The paper will accept, for the sake of argument, that the long-term trend towards peace that Pinker’s statistics find. However, it will argue that peace is not the necessary outcome of liberal humanism.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Speaker
Jeff Noonan, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Windsor.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_btn title=”REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT” style=”outline” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fsocial-global-peace-philosophy.eventbrite.ca%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]