Morality and the Sacred

Date: 8 December 2017

Venue: Universiteit Antwerpen, Stadscampus - Rodestraat 14, aula R.230 - 2000 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Centrum Pieter Gillis

Short description: Guest course by Roger Scruton, Introduction by Willem Lemmens

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?

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