Workshop on “The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics” by Robert Stern
Friday September 20, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a workshop on the recently published The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics with its author, Professor Robert Stern of the University of Sheffield. Details about the workshop will be made available closer to the event. Please contact Professor Owen Ware to register.
About the Book
How much does ethics demand of us? On what authority does it demand it? How does what ethics demand relate to other requirements, such as those of prudence, law, and social convention? Does ethics really demand anything at all? Questions of this sort lie at the heart of the work of the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup (1905-1981), and in particular his key text The Ethical Demand (1956). In The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics, Robert Stern offers a full account of that text, and situates Løgstrup’s distinctive position in relation to Kant, Kierkegaard, Levinas, Darwall, and Luther.
About Robert Stern
Professor Stern is a professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield. His main interests in the history of philosophy are 19th-century post-Kantian German philosophy, especially Hegel. In contemporary philosophy, he focuses on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. His current work centres around the Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Løgstrup, as well as around Martin Luther viewed from a philosophical perspective. His most recent publications include The Radical Demand in Løgstrup’s Ethics (OUP, 2019), Kantian Ethics: Value, Agency, and Obligation (OUP, 2015), and Understanding Moral Obligation: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard (CUP, 2012).
Professor Stern will also be delivering the Continental Philosophy Group Talk on Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.