"Fundamental Normativity," Lecture by Dr. Jon KvanvigMarch 18, 2014
Morrison 108 on Friday, April 4, at 3 p.m.
As stated by Distinguished Professor of Philosphy Jon Kvanvig, "Human beings are rational animals, not in the sense of never being irrational, but in the sense of having a capacity at least occasionally displayed in thought and behavior. The display of this capacity can be casual or carefully controlled, but in neither case is there any guarantee that things will go well just because the capacity in question is on display. The goal of the present talk is to inquire into the interstices of the three dimensions just employed: the descriptive realm of what people typically do, the normative realm of what they should or shouldn't do, and the evaluative realm of what is good for them to do."