Rhetoric and Ethics 1999-2000

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Ethics describe social arrangements, but communities we live in are much larger and more diverse than they have ever been. So who really makes those agreements? How long can we expect them to last? How do we change them? And, most of all, how can we work on agreements that respect our differences? Professor Hunter engages in discussion with eminent commentators on contemporary society.

The discussions covered in the attached PDF were as follows:

Ethics and Government: Decency and Authority
with Peter Hennessy

Ethics and Economics: Can Socialism Survive Global Capital?
with Will Hutton

Ethics and Journalism: Fact, Fiction or Spin? 
with James Naughtie 

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This event was on Wed, 03 Nov 1999


James Naughtie

Following 11 years in journalism, during which time he specialised as a political correspondent, Naughtie moved into radio as presenter of The Week In Westminster...

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Will Hutton

Will Hutton is an English writer, weekly columnist and former editor-in-chief for The Observer. He is currently executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation (formerly the...

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Lord Hennessey

Professor Lord Hennessy

Professor of Rhetoric

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy...

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professor lynette hunter

Professor Lynette Hunter

Professor of Rhetoric

Lynette Hunter was the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric between 1997 and 2000.

She is currently Professor of the History and Rhetoric of Performance at the...

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