Seminar: Forms of Life – Københavns Universitet

Seminar: Forms of Life

Are there any reasons for choosing one way of life over another?

How is it possible to argue against the challenge of relativism and subjectivism?

If there is no shared, objective standard for evaluating what form of life is the good life, are there other possible criteria (more internal / existential) for figuring out whether some forms of life are self-defeating? How are we to distinguish between what is rightly and properly a matter of private choice and aesthetic value, and what makes a genuine moral or alethic claim? The seminar address these questions in open discussion and in papers by George Pattison and Iben Damgaard drawing on thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Taylor and Frankfurt.

Open for everyone.