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AIAS Conference

Title: The Anthropology and Philosophy of Moral Experience.

2013.09.06 | AIAS

Date Thu 19 Sep Fri 20 Sep
Time 08:00    16:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

What does it mean for human beings to be moral beings? Where are we to locate the moral dimension of human existence in the first place? How does it emerge? How do we experience moral phenomena first hand and what role do such experiences play in constituting and shaping our moral lives? Are moral experiences limited to certain exceptional situations and moments of crisis, or is ordinary day-to-day living the proper site of the moral? Can we speak of morality without at the same time committing ourselves to some notion of freedom?

On 19 and 20 September 2013 anthropologists and philosophers will meet to discuss these and many more questions concerning the ethical status of the human being. The conference will consist of a seminar with five longer talks and a more informal workshop comprised of a number of shorter presentations and discussions. Both events will be hosted by the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS).

See the full programme here


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS, Dale T. Mortensen fellow Cheryl Mattingly.

The research group, "Moral engines", Contemporary Ethnography, CAS, Maria Louw.

The research project "Existential Anthropology – Inquiring Human Responsiveness", CAS, Thomas Schwarz Wentzer and Rasmus Dyring. 

Contact information

PhD fellow Rasmus Dyring

Email: filrd@hum.au.dk


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