We all want a better world and most see morality as helping to choose the right actions. Yet we can’t know for sure the outcome of any action. Is morality therefore curiously independent of outcomes? Does this leave it without foundation or function? Or do good and bad have no place in this world at all?
In this week’s post from the Institute of Art and Ideas, philosopher and author of Causes and Coincidences David Owens, Centre for Secular Space founder Gita Sahgal, and director of the Centre for Effective Altruism Sebastian Farquhar discuss actions and consequences.