Apr 13 - Freedom Center Colloquium Series: Vojko Strahovnik


Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:30 to 13:45

On Apr 13, the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom will host Vojko Strahovnik, Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana.  His talk is entitled "France Veber And His Moral Philosophy." (Abstract below.)

Thursday, Apr 13, 12:30-1:45pm, in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center, Marshall 280 (right above Paradise Bakery).  Feel free to bring lunch.

For further information, please visit the Arizona Freedom Center at http://freedomcenter.arizona.edu/colloquium



France Veber And His Moral Philosophy

France Veber (1890-1975) is in many respects the most important Slovene philosopher. He was working within the philosophical tradition of Franz Brentano and Alexius Meinong. (Veber was Meinong's PhD student and thus part of Graz school of philosophy and experimental psychology.) After situating Veber's philosophy into this wider context I specifically focus on his moral philosophy. Veber developed a specific type of intuitionism, based upon the philosophy psychology distinguishing between four basic types of psychological acts (representations, thought, emotions, and strivings) and regarded moral judgment as based upon axiological emotions and strivings. A very interesting concept is the concept of correctness of axiological emotions and strivings, which is the basis for his moral realism and objectivism. I will argue that attention to Veber's moral theory is in many way instructive for contemporary metaethical debates, especially those related to the dispute between cognitivism and non-congnitivism.


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