Exploring what we mean by Truth, Lies and Ethics

Thu, 18th July, 2019 from 2:00 PM, in Lewes

We are living in a time when there is a great deal more fluidity around what ‘truth’ is, and long established ethical norms are regularly and publicly challenged.   This environment may be causing us uncertainty and anxiety , particularly if our own truth is at odds with the ‘truths’ being expounded.

We all need to organise ourselves and our lives around what matters to us, what we believe in, what cultural and societal expectations surround us.   It is the aim of this workshop to enable you to explore your own lived reality around truth and ethics within this current climate which may be affecting your life, job, relationships, sense of security and future.   We most definitely do not  presume to give an answer to or, for that matter, debate the rights and wrongs of the issues that are causing all this mental upheaval.

However, given the situation we find ourselves in,  we all need to find our own way to navigate forwards in a way that feels congruent to ourselves.

We will address these questions, and will be considering truth and ethics from different philosophical perspectives

  • What is your relationship to truth and honesty?
  • Is it always right to be truthful?
  • What is meant by ‘ethics’ and what are your key ethics?
  • Where do you get your sense of ethics and truth from? What assumptions about these are now being challenged in the changing world we live in , and what does that feel like?
  • In what ways is it possible to maintain personal integrity and authenticity in climates, be they professional, political or personal, which may now seem toxic or fearful and, at the very least, challenge the ethical assumptions you have grown up with?

We look forward to sharing our experiences together with you.

This workshop will be facilitated by Paul Swift and Pattie Horrocks

Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 18/07/2019
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lewes Subud Centre
26a Station Street
Lewes, BN7 2DB

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