Is moral progress inevitable?

Programma

Is moral progress inevitable?

Hanno Sauer

The current level of pessimism in media and politics is high. Is this justified?

From the recent rise of authoritarianism to the ongoing violence against minorities all over the world. Many of us would laugh if somebody told us that we’re living in a time of moral progress. According to philosopher Dr Hanno Sauer (UU), however, there’s little reason to be pessimistic. He believes that there is a general trend towards moral progress, despite occasional setbacks. What should we understand by moral progress? What are the limits? And why do people find it so hard to accept that things are improving?

Aanvang: 13:00
Zaal: Belle van Zuylenzaal
Track: Wat is goed?