The Moral Badness of Rudeness Watch the video of the talk

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute and the NDSU Philosophy Program proudly present the Fall 2015 talk

Topic: The Moral Badness of Rudeness
By: Dr. Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma
When: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 3:00pm
Where: Family Life Center, Room 124
Who are invited: Faculty, scholars, students, and community members

A brief bio of the speaker.

Synopsis:Early Confucian philosophers took seriously the idea that our ordinary polite behavior has profound moral implications.  Indeed, they seemed to suggest that to be a morally good person requires that one also be a polite person.  In this talk, I will outline just why the Confucians emphasized ordinary good manners in their accounts of morality, with a special focus on what we lose when our manners are bad or neglected.


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