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The Good, the Bad, and the Controversial (Video)

We all want to do the right thing. But from suicide bombers to Catholic priests, we have never been able to agree on what the right thing is. Should we give up on morality and see it as a fiction designed to justify beliefs? Or, despite our disagreements, is it still the most important tool we have to measure human behaviour?

In this week’s video from the IAI, Spiked Online Editor Brendan O’Neill joins New College of the Humanities philosopher Naomi Goulder, journalist Sameer Rahim, and Coco de Mer founder Sam Roddick to seek answers to questions about morality, prejudice, trolling and controversy.

This video was produced by The Institute of Art and Ideas in association with the Prospect and is republished here with permission.  It was filmed at HowTheLightGetsIn 2016 alongside 200 other debates and talks, all available for free at IAI TV. Their new podcast, Philosophy for our times, is available here.