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Sunday Lecture - The Morality of 'Ethical Consumerism'

10 June 2012

Anja Steinbauer discusses the ethics of the principles, motivations and rationales of consumer behaviour.

If you ask them, most people claim to be conscious of the moral importance of their consumer choices. However, only a tiny minority actually have ethics in mind when going shopping. Why is there such a gap? What motivates our choices? To what degree is ethically aware consumerism a token of virtue: Does it demonstrate that you are a good person if you clad your baby in eco-friendly nappies? Are we categorically entitled to use our consumer power to affect particular moral, social or political ends? 

11.00, £3 on the door/free to members.


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