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Last updated 28 August 2015

Coming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

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Philosophy Club

Friday, 28 August 2015
5:00 pm

Lobby of the Eastman Building
(outside where you get the school IDs)

Thursday 10 September 2015
3:30 pm
Reading Room (2050 Center for Campus Life)

David B. Suits
(R.I.T.)

“Why We Have No Right to Not Be Killed”

I will present two versions of an argument that no one has a moral right to not be killed. Both versions are based on the claim of the philosopher Epicurus (341–270 BCE) that death is annihilation yet not something bad that ought to be avoided (nor is it a good thing that ought to be sought). And both versions make use of the fact that death is a special case where ethical matters are significantly different from non-death cases. But at the end, I will explain how killing a person can be an immoral act even though no one has a right to not be killed.

Sponsored by the Hale Chair in Applied Ethics

Thursday 24 September 2015
3:30 pm
Reading Room (2050 Center for Campus Life)

Lawrence Torcello
(R. I. T.)

“Aristotle’s Ethics”

Sponsored by the Hale Chair in Applied Ethics

Thursday 22 October 2015
Reading Room (2050 Center for Campus Life)

Colin Mathers
(R.I.T.)

Title: TBA

Sponsored by the Hale Chair in Applied Ethics

For further information on upcoming events, contact

Professor Silvia Benso, Chair
Department of Philosophy
Email: silvia.benso@rit.edu
Office: 1118 College of Liberal Arts
Phone: (585) 475-4116