The ethical requirements that apply to groups, and what they mean for us as individuals
Whoever we are, many of the ethical decisions we face apply to the actions we take as part of a group.
For example, we must consider the nature of our responsibilities to the environment, the underprivileged and groups previously wronged. There are even ethical components to the choice of products we buy.
So what determines whether our actions are right or wrong? Which groups, ethically speaking, do we actually belong to? And if a group is neglecting its responsibilities, how should we respond as individuals?
In this provocative presentation, the University of Adelaide’s Professor Garrett Cullity tackles these challenging questions, examines the complex puzzles they give rise to and offers some answers.
About the Speaker
Professor Garrett Cullity is Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of The Moral Demands of Affluence, for which he was awarded the 2008 Australian Museum ACU Eureka Prize in Ethics.