Watch! Public & Personal Morality in a Democracy

Lecturer: Susan Dwyer, Executive Director, Honors College and Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland

A hallmark of liberal democracies is that government ought not legislate morality. But while genuine liberty requires that each of us determine our own conception of the good in accordance with our values, democracy itself cannot flourish without all of us — state and private actors alike — taking part in an active and lively conversation about what is morally good and bad and why.

Co-hosted by the Honors College and the Department of Philosophy