LSE Forum for European Philosophy: Public debate on 'Hypocrisy'

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


Why do we tend to judge hypocrites more harshly than those whose actions, however bad, appear consistent with their beliefs? Is hypocrisy better understood as inevitable weakness of the will or as inexcusable deception? In this event, the panel will ask: Is hypocrisy a moral dead-end or a step on the path to better behaviour? Is there such a thing as ‘honest’ hypocrisy? Which contemporary issues tend to make hypocrites of us, and are we, the hypocrites, really all that bad?
Period25 Apr 2017
Held atForum for European Philosophy , United Kingdom