First Sunday Meeting 3 May, 2015: Dr Hugo Newman spoke on the topic
‘Good without God’: a Philosopher’s View
Dr Hugo Newman has just successfully completed his doctoral thesis in Philosophy on the moral foundations of libertarian anarchism. This year he taught on courses in UCD dealing with questions pertaining to death, meaning and value. In this presentation he will attempt to bring together lessons from both his research and teaching, defending an attitude of what he calls “atheistic humility”, and exploring ways in which one can make sense of objective moral value and purpose without appeal to a divine creator.