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CafeLitt 96: What is the Origin of Ethics?

Tue 4 Nov 2008, 14:37, by , at Cafe SABA: 5124 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC (Map)

Subject: What is the Origin of Ethics?
Date: Thursday 6th Nov. 2008 , 17:00-19:00
Presented by:
McGill University
Place: McGill University, Stephen Leacock Building, Room 132

Metro: McGill
Bus: 24 directly from Down town

This week CaféLitt decides to participate in a lecture organized at McGill University. It is about "What is the Origin of Ethics?"

"Philosophers have debated this question for centuries. And now economists and evolutionary biologists are set to debate this at the annual Trottier Symposium. In honor of Charles Darwin's 150th anniversary of the publication of his Theory of Natural Selection, this year's Symposium brings together an international panel of experts in economics and evolutionary biology to see what economic theory and natural selection have to say about ethics and human development. Perhaps no one has influenced knowledge of life on Earth nor the life sciences as much as Darwin (1809-1882). His theory of evolution by natural selection is now THE unifying theory of the life sciences. Join us as two elements from the life science community are brought together to debate the Origin of Ethics."

For more information see: What is the Origin of Ethics?

About us

CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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