[SydPhil] blackheath philosophy forum may 7

Sandra Jobson Darroch sjd at cybersydney.com.au
Mon Apr 25 09:30:05 AEST 2016


blackheathphilosophy.org <http://www.blackheathphilosophy.org>


*4pm Saturday May 7*



*“Ethical theory and the value of friendship”*


*Our speaker, Justin Oakley, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Monash 
University, *will postulate that on the face of it an ethical theory 
like Utilitarianism, that requires us to be impartial between people, 
has difficulties in accommodating the value of friendship. Recent 
Utilitarians have given both psychological and empirical arguments 
claiming to justify the place of friendship within a life governed by 
Utilitarian principles.He will consider the plausibility of these 
Utilitarian arguments for the role of friendship in a good life.


*Come and join us for a stimulating talk and lively discussion *at the 
Hall at the Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre, cnr Gardiner Crescent & the 
Great Western Highway, 4pm-6pm, followed by informal discussion at the 
pub.Admission $10 includes a big afternoon tea before question time. 
Hall is heated.All welcome!**

For more program details please go to blackheathphilosophy.org 

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