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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Ethics, what’s the big deal?

The spring 2011 Lifelong Learning Lecture Series begins this Sunday, March 13 with a thought-provoking lecture called “The Ethics of Beauty,” by Katherine Burgess, an instructor at Southwest Colorado Community College.

Burgess poses this idea to lecture attendees: Many politicians and pundits decry the loss of a moral foundation in our country, often attributing it to the declining influence of religious moral principles as our society becomes increasingly secularized. Can we find a basis for ethical behavior that is not dependent upon divine punishment but finds its motivation in human happiness and well-being?

Burgess will examine a possible answer to this question.

”Lifelong Learning Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held in the Turner Reading Room from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in the Ruby Sisson Library, located on the corner of U.S. 160 and 8th Street. The doors will open at 2:45 p.m. so please arrive promptly. Also note that the library is closed during the lectures.

For more information, visit the library online at pagosa.colibraries.org and click on “Lifelong Learning” on the left column.

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