The Approach to Ethics by Ludwig Wittgenstein

This presentation has only a few seats left. In the autumn of 1929, Ludwig Wittgenstein gave a “Lecture on Ethics” to the Heretics Society at Cambridge University. He discusses what Ethics is really all about, the difference between absolute value and relative value, between meaningfulness and nonsense, and what it is for human beings to take the whole world into account. During this presentation, Professors Matthew Boyle (Philosophy) and Jonathan Lear (Social Thought and Philosophy) will discuss what this all means. A copy of Wittgenstein's short essay will be circulated ahead of time to all participants, and the session will include a close reading of the text.

Session 2
Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 120