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May
23

Next Cafe: The Way We Work and the Great Transition

We’re increasingly used, in times of increasing unemployment, to hearing that worklessness creates moral as well as economic problems. Yet in such times is there enough work to go around? And should we reassess what the purpose of work in our lives is? At the next Cardiff Philosophy Cafe on 19 June 2012, Mike Harris [...]

May
16

Last Night’s Cafe: Should we pay our debts?

Debt is a moral issue – at least, that is what we’re encouraged to believe by journalists, politicians and other commentators. On 8 May 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that: We have a moral duty to the next generation to wipe the slate clean for them of debt. We have set out [...]

May
08

Next Cafe: Should we Pay our Debts?

Tuesday 15 May’s Cafe will examine the complex links between ethics and economics. In a session entitled Should we pay our debts?, Dr Chris Groves (Cesagen, Cardiff University) will introduce this theme by looking at how far morality is about what we owe to each other. Moral philosophy can be defined as a systematic attempt [...]

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