Philosopher Aaron Rabinowitz on moral luck: How good can you really be?
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 08:08PM

When: Sunday, October 20 @ 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Where: Shetler Studios, Room Sh 6, 244 West 54th Street, Manhattan

"Moral luck" addresses the pervasive problem that arises when we admit that everything is ultimately beyond our control. Aaron hopes to work through the natural anxiety that comes with acknowledging we lack control and therefore free will, in a robust sense. Does this view fit best with current scientific and philosophical understanding? Would quality of life improve after adopting this initially unnerving perspective?

 Aaron Rabinowitz currently serves as the Philosopher in Residence for the Rutgers Honors College, and teaches through the Rutgers philosophy department on various topics in ethics, metaethics, and personhood. His research interests include developing a robust, secular moral realism that allows for a satisfying sense of moral responsibility and a life of flourishing. He co-hosts the "Philosophers in Space" and "Embrace the Void" podcasts, which attempt to make philosophy accessible for everyone, through the lenses of science fiction and existential horror. Aaron appeared at this year's NECSS - Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism on the "Science and Philosophy of X-Men Biology" panel.

Please note our new location! We are in room SH 6 of Shetler Studios, near 54th St. and 8th Ave.!

Limited to only 30 people, so RSVP early!

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