Wednesday 16 October 2013
8.00 – 9.30pm – Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading University
Professor David Owens Department of Philosophy
Since the dawn of civilisation most human societies have allowed one adult human being to own another. We now think slavery is morally abhorrent, but what is actually wrong with it? Is it that slavery causes misery? Is it that slavery is based on racism? Is it that claiming to own another person involves denying the dignity of that person? This lecture will explore the social and philosophical questions of slavery.
Part of Reading Black History month
You can watch a short video about David’s talk here.