Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Conflict, Compromise and Moral Pluralism


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26; December 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Martin Benjamin, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy, Michigan State University
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

In his compelling drama “Antigone,” Sophocles creates a moral dilemma for his heroine, forcing her to choose between loving care for a brother and obedience to the state. Professor Benjamin will use “Antigone” as a starting point for examination of such moral quandaries and move to his own book Splitting the Difference: Compromise and Integrity in Ethics and Politics for further exploration of how we struggle to reconcile ethical values that come into conflict. He’s particularly interested in examining the idea of moral pluralism with us. The conflicts in values Sophocles explored have been with us for centuries. Allow OLLI and Professor Benjamin to offer you a fresh discussion of them, suitable for our own, sometimes troubled times.


Event Details

Date: 2019-11-05

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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