Guest course by Roger Scruton
Introduction by Willem Lemmens
Friday 8 December 2017, 15:00 h.
Current secular morality tries to dispense with religious and quasi-religious concepts, such as the sacred and the profane, the pure and the impure, the noble and the ignoble. It recognizes no values other than those that suffice to build a society based on contract and exchange, and tends to reduce everything that we desire or esteem to a commodity that can be replaced by its cash equivalent. Is there any way of rationalising this complaint so as to touch the heart of a modern secular person, or does it lose its force without the backing of a religious practise?
University of Antwerp
Stadscampus , Prinsstraat 13
This guest lecture forms part of the Master course ‘Ethics’ at the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp. The course is open, but please subscribe here: