Professor Irene McMullin from the School of Philosophy and Art History will be giving her Professorial Inaugural Lecture at the University of Essex
What does it mean to live an excellent or flourishing human life? In this lecture, Professor Irene McMullin offers a new way to think about this ancient philosophical question, arguing that flourishing is achieved when individuals successfully balance three different kinds of normative demand - which arise from our capacity for self-realisation, from our relationships with others, and from our place in a shared world. This condition of plurality subjects all of us to tensions, conflicts, and the need for compromise. Flourishing is human excellence within each of these domains, achieved in such a way that success in one does not compromise success in another.
Lecture starts at 6pm followed by a drinks reception from 7.15pm.
Free admission and open to all. Book your place via Eventbrite.
Part of the Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series.