A prevailing view in moral psychology holds that empathy (the capacity to feel what others feel, to delight and suffer with them) plays a key role in morality and in motivating pro-social and altruistic actions. Indeed the absence of empathic emotion is seen to be a key feature of psychopathy.
Date Speaker Subject
22 September John Little Against Empathy
29 September Suresh Surendran Hinduism
6 October Ned Pegler Ancient DNA & the birth of Modern Europe
13 October Vernon Griffiths The Laughing Romantics
20 October tbc tbc
27 October Gerry Merrison What do we mean by the Meaning of Life?
3 November Paul Archer Designing Welfare
10 November James Shires Security: Knowledge or Practice
17 November Neil Howard The Impact of AI/Robotics on Work & Education
24 November Chris Eddy What is Logic and where did it come from?
1 December Mark Everard Reconnecting Water, People and Wildlife
8 December G. Hannon/G. Loyden Chavs in the Age of Robotics
15 December Larry Chase Desert Island Books