Philosophy: Moral outrage - Good or Bad?

Ref: C2347299

There seems to have been an increase in moral outrage in our society, especially online, and there is definitely an increase in concern about the negative impact of reacting with anger or condemnation - that the recipients of the anger can be excluded, humiliated or otherwise unfairly treated. In this session I will present a philosophical approach to moral outrage which, while acknowledging the negative consequences of online anger, shows how moral outrage relates to important moral and social values including fairness and social cohesion. Knowledge of philosophy is not expected.

Course aim

The aim of the session is to give students the opportunity to reflect on the damaging and the valuable aspects of moral outrage

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • define 'moral outrage' and explain how it may relate to moral and social values

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This is an online course. You will need an email address, reliable Internet access, and a CANVAS account. Help with CANVAS is available from the national WEA team.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Philosophy: Moral outrage - Good or Bad?

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