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February 17th, 2010

Counter-Composition: Conversations on Ethics

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

February 17th, 2010

Counter-Composition: Conversations on Ethics

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Alex Voorhoeve / Steve Pyke

This event was jointly organised with LSE Arts

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6.30 Р8.00pm | Wednesday 17 February 2010
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE

Speakers
Alex Voorhoeve, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
Steve Pyke, leading portrait photographer

The evening contained two lectures.

Alex Voorhoeve assessed and expanded on Plato’s arguments for the use of dialogue in ethical enquiry. True to the spirit of these arguments, the lecture engaged the audience in exchanges about a series of moral cases. Our judgments in these cases, Voorhoeve claims, help characterize the moral point of view.

Steve Pyke discussed the idea of his portraiture as ‘an investigation into the nature of being’. His lecture explored his investigation into the nature of being a philosopher. Pyke also explained how he approaches his subjects, how he chooses from among his photographs and what his portraits reveal about them.

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