NYC Cornellians Intellectual Discussion Group – July 2019
July 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York, NY
Miss those great intellectual discussions you used to have on the Hill with fellow Cornell students? Let’s have those fun and intelligent conversations here in NYC.
Topic of the night: What’s Good? What’s Evil? Can they be defined objectively?
I’d argue most people want to do good — and even feel like they are. However some of us probably see some of these people as actually doing evil. That inspires the question, is there a way to define good and evil objectively such that any rational person would agree on the definition? I’ve taken a crack at this, and I’d love to discuss my attempt and/or anyone else’s attempt to objectively define good and evil… In this discussion we will attempt to shoot holes in whatever proposals are proposed, and see if the originators of those proposals can patch them up to make them stronger, and see if together we can come up with a universal way to objectively define good and evil.
Here’s my proposal for objective morals.
Another article on this subject was shared by Patrick, a Cornell Intellectual Discussion Group attendee from our last event.
Fees collected will be used towards dinner and drinks for those who attend.
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Midtown Restaurant, 155 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
Cost: $15 General Attendees, $10 Young Alumni.