Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool Hope University
Students will have an insight of studying Philosophy & Ethics, Theology and Religion at Liverpool Hope University in this taster event. The event will focus on "Ethics of Humour". at Liverpool Hope University

University Event


Subject Taster Event #2 - Philosophy & Ethics, Theology and Religion

University event offered by Liverpool Hope University

Event Summary:

Students will have an insight of studying Philosophy & Ethics, Theology and Religion at Liverpool Hope University in this taster event. The event will focus on "Ethics of Humour".

Full Event Details:

Ethics of Humour

While humour is associated with all that is light-hearted and entertaining it nevertheless has a serious dimension. Indeed, there are some people who think that certain topics can never be joked about. For example, the infamous cartons of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish publication (2005) led some Muslims to call for the death of the cartoonists.

Similarly, many Christians were deeply offended, rather than amused, by Monty Python’s Life of Brian. But is causing offence a reason to place some jokes off limits? In this workshop we will first discuss the nature of humour before going on to consider various approaches to the ethics of humour.

Indicative discussion questions:
1) Are there some topics that should never be joked about regardless of who is telling the joke or listening to the joke?
2) In what ways might some jokes cause harm? Is being offended a form of harm?
3) To what extent do the things we find funny tell us something important about our moral character?

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Short Session

Dates Available:

This event is delivered at our institution. Please contact us to arrange a date.

Minimum number of students:

Not Specified

Get in Touch!:



Email Enquiry:

Your Name: 
Your Email Address:
Your School Name (Please include postcode): 
You are:
Your Message: 

I consent to the institution delivering this event to contact me following this enquiry. The institution will be sent the data supplied in this form for this purpose. This is in accordance with the UniTasterDays privacy policy.


Social Sharing:


 
Career Development Institute
Careers England
 
The Education Resources Awards
 
Best use of Tech in Career Development
Shell LiveWIRE Winner
 
Cookie Policy    X