CFI-L.A. & O.C. 03.30.08 Austin Dacey: The Secular Conscience
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CFI-LA’s FEED YOUR BRAIN Lecture Series
presents

Austin Dacey: The Secular Conscience

11:00 AM, Sunday, March 30, 2008 in Hollywood
4:30 PM, in Costa Mesa


Who decides what is moral and what is not in society? Cultural conservatives from the Vatican to Washington DC say that ethics presupposes religion, which thus belongs in public life.  Secular liberals counter that conscience is a private matter, a personal choice free from shared standards of truth or right.

Philosopher Austin Dacey in his book, The Secular Conscience, rethinks the nature of conscience and its role in public life, urging secular liberals to reclaim the language of objective values.

Dacey, who holds a doctorate in applied ethics and social philosophy, serves as a CFI representative to the U.N. working on issues of secular values, science and ethics.


WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at CFI-LA
COST: $6

The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

The program will be repeated at 4:30 PM in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Community Center
1845 Park Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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