The stakes of social theory : perspectives on moral conflict
5:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
Lee Ying Lam Lecture Theatre (MBG07), Main Building, Lingnan University
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.
Baehr, P. (2009, October 8). The stakes of social theory: Perspectives on moral conflict. [Video podcast].