“Emotions in Ethical Life and Moral Philosophy”

People often associate Western philosophy with a passionless, logical approach to problem solving. Philosophers like Kant, Bentham and others described rational principles as the sole judge of right and wrong, and emotions as morally irrelevant. But Aristotle, Spinoza and others believed that logic and emotion were intimately connected and equally important for ethics. — Dom’s talk will tell this story as he investigates the question: What role should emotions play in ethical life?

Dom Eggert studied philosophy for nearly a decade at Pennsylvania State and Vanderbilt Universities and still practices philosophy as a hobby.

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