Spring Term 2018, Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:00, ten weeks starting 16th January
Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.
Might Nietzsche be right, claiming that lying is “a condition of life?” – Or Kant, arguing that lying means annihilating human dignity? Is it ever acceptable for governments to lie to the public or for individuals to lie to the government? We will discuss the moral status of lying, and then focus on the function of lies in politics, exploring ideas about lies in totalitarian and democratic systems by thinkers such as Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse and Noam Chomsky.
To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]philosophynow.org).