Was Jesus a Utilitarian?

What we are now recommended to call ‘Holiday’ used to be ‘Christmas’ because most of us Londoners were Christian. As an atheist I don’t feel entitled to call myself Christian, but as a philosopher I think Jesus is entitled to be considered as having valid ideas in moral philosophy.  He might not have written them down, but nor did Socrates!

If Jesus had been born 2000 years later would he have taken to Utilitarianism, Deontology, Virtue Ethics, or something else entirely?  Come to The Thornbury Castle on 15 December to see if we can decide.

The philosophy starts a little after seven o’clock, allowing the chance of a Thai meal before.  The meeting nominally ends at nine, but informal discussion often continues for a good while.

Date(s) - 15/12/2015 (Tuesday)
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

The Thornbury Castle

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