The Secular Humanist Society of New York, The New York Society for Ethical Culture,and Reasonable New York Present a panel discussion among:
Michael DeDora Anne Klaeysen Massimo Pigliucci Roy Speckardt
Executive Director, Leader, New York Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Executive Director
Center for Inquiry Society for Ethical Lehman College, CUNY American Humanist
Moderated by John Rafferty
President Secular Humanist Society of New York
What are “humanist ethics”? How do they differ from the religion-based variety? In the absence of a God, are there no absolutes for freethinkers? If there are, what are they? Or are all questions of ethics, of morality, of good and evil, situational? If so, is that a bad thing? Speaking of evil, do we believe in it? And where do we go from here?
Don’t miss this outstanding evening of ideas and ideals. Then join the conversation.
A Wine & Cheese Reception
… will follow, from 9-10:00 p.m. in the Social Hall (downstairs from the Auditorium). Meet and mingle with the panelists and a hundred or more of your fellow humanists, skeptics, rationalists and freethinkers from among the nine organizations in the Reasonable New York consortium. Learn more at www.reasonablenewyork.org.
Reasonable New York is a consortium of local reason-based organizations and people working together to increase awareness of secular-minded movements throughout the Greater New York area. We aim to inform New Yorkers that there is a community of people who share a rational basis for their worldviews, who attend intellectual public lectures, enjoy philosophy discussions, and socialize. We invite you to visit our various member groups, to contact any of those in which you are interested, and check out our calendar to attend gatherings of any of our organizations, many of which are free. Some of these events are also posted on our shared meetup site.