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Rev. Dominic Legge, O.P. on Judging the Truth

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Overview

“Thou shalt not judge.”  For our contemporary culture, and especially for the typical university culture, this is the first and greatest commandment –it may be the only one. The great sin of our age, the capital vice of postmodernity, is to be judgmental.  The aim of this talk, “Judging the Truth: Moral Intolerance or the Dictatorship of Relativism?” is therefore to address whether and what sense being judgmental is really a vice or a sin, and how this is related to contemporary claims about truth, tolerance, and moral relativism.  Why are claims of objective moral truth so intimidating, or even threatening, to our contemporaries?  And how can we speak to them about objective truths without being accused of being judgmental?