On Friday 16th September the 6.2 Lecture was given by the distinguished Philosophy writer Nigel Warburton.
After giving an extremely comprehensive short explanation as to what Philosophy actually is, he proceeded to answer two questions previously raised by 6.2, on whether Enlightenment values were intrinsically the best way to live, and whether moral absolutes were possible without God (or gods).
Dr Warburton then developed this ethical discussion into a brief analysis of Existentialism and real world examples of the burden of choice on individuals, specifically in Nazi-occupied Paris. He thereby closed the lecture by skilfully illustrating an earlier assertion that 'Philosophy is not a spectator sport', but something with which we all have to engage.
We hope to welcome him back next year for a similarly stimulating contribution to the College's intellectual life.
Report by Tom Clegg, J Social, 6.2 and IKC