Friday, 31 August 2007

Ethics in Sydney? Really?

Sydney is the place to be at the moment, if you're interested in ethics. (Now there's something I never thought I'd be writing.)

I'm currently sitting in on a conference on Moral Cognition and Meta-Ethics, which has the aim of bringing together "the various meta-ethical accounts of moral judgement" and understandings of "moral cognition drawn from the sciences". Not everyone's cup of tea, to be sure, but such interdisciplinary discussion is very necessary ... and based on the first half-day, I'll be back for the remainder of the conference.

I then get Monday to catch my breath --- which is as well, since I have other commitments --- and then from Tuesday 4th, the great Oliver O'Donovan will give this year's New College Lectures, Morally awake? Admiration and resolution in the light of Christian faith. I guess I'll see some of this blog's regular readers there.

Thursday, 30 August 2007

I'm still alive ...

... although you wouldn't know it from reading this blog lately. I've variously been on working holiday in the US, recovering from jetlag, and then nursing a virus (which I guess I picked up by not being careful enough while recovering from jetlag).

There are lots of things to post: with luck I'll find time in the next week or so.

I hope everyone else who took August hols had a good time ...