Title

The stakes of social theory : perspectives on moral conflict

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Organizer

Lingnan University

Document Type

Inaugural Lecture

Date

10-8-2009

Time

5:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.

Venue

Lee Ying Lam Lecture Theatre (MBG07), Main Building, Lingnan University

Description

The lecture will examine the nature of social theory, offering a number of examples from the areas of crime, disaster, attitudes to smoking and food, terrorism and international relations to illustrate the social theorist’s field of enquiry. The lecture is concerned essentially with the social location of moral appraisal: the situations that inspire us, infuriate us, make us feel indignant or self righteous. To the extent that we are passionate beings as much as calculative ones, the lecture’s theme is universal.

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Baehr, P. (2009, October 8). The stakes of social theory: Perspectives on moral conflict. [Video podcast].

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