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The Ethics of Chaos

Professor Caspar Hare

Event Details

Friday, December 1, 2017
3:30 p.m.
At least two strains of science suggest that we should be confident that every little thing we do, no matter how innocuous and inconsequential it may appear, has vast, far-ranging and in-principle-unknowable effects. So what? Does this make nonsense of an aspiration to improve the world through good work? I say it does not. But it should lead us to rethink the relation between grounds for action and grounds for relief and regret.