Are All Values Relative? Seeking Common Ethical Ground in a World of Conflicting Beliefs

On Thursday, March 4, 2010, Dr. Robert Kane, Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, delivered a lecture on how to conduct ethical inquiry in a world with clashing values and moral uncertainty. Before a large audience of students and faculty, Dr. Kane defended his views on limited tolerance, value experiments, and the quest for wisdom. Afterwards, students praised the lecture for its intelligence, humor, and practical wisdom--the essence of Phronesis!

Robert Kane is University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been teaching since 1970. His published works include The Significance of Free Will (Oxford, 1996, paperback edition, 1998), winner of the first annual Robert W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award, and Through the Moral Maze (1994, paperback edition M. E. Sharpe Publishers, North Castle Books, 1996).