Academic Year 2015-2016

Event Title

The Morality of Individual Principles of Conscience, its Transformative Power, and its Corollaries

Location

Cotilla Gallery (2nd floor), Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center

Start Date

3-12-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

3-12-2015 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Ethics and Political Philosophy | History | Politics and Social Change | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Sociology of Culture

Description

According to Lawrence Kohlberg, most individuals reason at the level of “conventional morality,” whereas only a few individuals reason at a higher developmental level of morality. The latter can opt to challenge the status quo and become promotors of social justice with the power to change the course of human history. This lecture will examine Kohlberg’s “post-conventional morality” and the deeds of some best known historical figures that have spoken truth to power.

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Dec 3rd, 12:00 PM Dec 3rd, 1:00 PM

The Morality of Individual Principles of Conscience, its Transformative Power, and its Corollaries

Cotilla Gallery (2nd floor), Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center

According to Lawrence Kohlberg, most individuals reason at the level of “conventional morality,” whereas only a few individuals reason at a higher developmental level of morality. The latter can opt to challenge the status quo and become promotors of social justice with the power to change the course of human history. This lecture will examine Kohlberg’s “post-conventional morality” and the deeds of some best known historical figures that have spoken truth to power.