Morality and the Sacred

Morality and the SacredGuest 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
Room C204


Free entrance

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: