Speaker:Prof. Professor Jolly Thomas, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Title: Consequentialist and Categorical Moral Reasoning.
Abstarct:Often we face a Moral Dilemma in deciding what is a Morally Right thing to do. Two possible approaches to reason out and make a decision could be: a. Consequentialist (Phala - end result). b. Categorical (result of ‘This step’ versus ‘That step’). We will have a brief look at J. S. Mill's Utilitarianism and Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Moral Reasoning.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jolly Thomas is an Assistant Professor in Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his Ph.D.as well as MA in Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad. He received the Bimal Krishna Matilal Prize for Logic in 2018 for his paper: “Developing Matalogic to Formalise Ontological Disputes of the systems in Metaphysics by introducing the Notion of Functionally Isomorphic Quantifiers".
Event Date: 30th January, 2019(Wednesday)
Event Time: 02:30PM
Venue: Room 23
IIT Dharwad, Karnataka