At the first Research on Tap of the season, join us for a discussion about where our concepts of good and bad come from. The discussion, “Morality is a Myth,” begins at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, October 1 in The Pourhouse, above The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown. The discussion will be led by Dr. Malcolm Murray, professor of philosophy at UPEI.
“Morality is an evolutionary trait,” argues Murray. “It’s useful to the extent that it enables us as social creatures to live together in peace. But it is not something out there in the world that we discover. It is not innate. It’s something, like a sense of humour, we develop and value. The concept of morality as an objective fact in the world is a myth.”
Research on Tap is a series of public discussion led by UPEI researchers. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson at 620-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.