Judging Others, or, ‘On Trying Out One’s New Sword'


The Humanities and Social Sciences “Taster” Unit is a short, 8-week, public lecture series, offered for the first time in 2017. It includes lectures drawn from the first-year schedules in courses offered at UTAS in English, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.

Start Date

12th Apr 2017 5:30pm

End Date

12th Apr 2017 7:00pm


QVMAG Auditorium at the Queen Victoria Museum

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Have you ever wanted to have a "taste" of university life? Maybe you’ve thought about enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science but were unsure what you’d find if you did. Perhaps you’re a college student thinking about the next step towards uni. Or maybe you’re just looking for some fun intellectual stimulation on a Wednesday evening.

Judging Others, or, ‘On Trying Out One’s New Sword'

Presented by

Dr James Chase

Is there anything wrong with forming critical judgements about practices in other societies? The English philosopher Mary Midgley thinks we have to be careful to avoid a kind of moral isolationism that can seem tempting when we consider this question. In this lecture, Dr James Chase outlines and examines her argument. Suitable for those interested in the tangled boundary between ethics and etiquette.

Click here for more information or to view the full semester 1 program.