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".
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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?
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