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Mon - Fri, 1 - 4:30 p.m., Sat. 12 - 3 p.m.
Rob Mango: RHAPSODY; paintings

RHAPSODY Rob Mango, NYC The thirty Rhapsody paintings were created from 1982-2003. The subject of these works is the hero – a symbol of the artist – who like Ulysses is on a complex and dangerous journey. But rather than on a path home, the hero's ultimate destination is an unknown realm where he seeks an answer to the question, "Who am I?" "Mango's paintings can be seen as being produced by a man whose body was fed oxygen to a fantastical high while running through the city." - Excerpt from Robert Mahoney's forward in 100 Paintings: An Artist Life in New York, by Rob Mango. Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00–6:00 p.m. in the Gallery Details about this Exhibit → Artist's Web site →
2:15 p.m (refreshments), 2:30 p.m. (talk)
Kantian Conventionalism

Moral conventionalism is the view that many of our rights, obligations, and responsibilities are determined by specific social practices. For example, conventionalists believe that we have property rights only because we live in a society with well established rules that create property and we have an obligation to keep promises only because we live in a society that recognizes rules of promise-keeping. Unlike moral relativism, conventionalists believe that there is a universal moral principle that explains why contingent social rules are morally significant. Traditionally, those who argue for moral conventionalism rely on consequentialism to provide this universal principle. By contrast, I argue that a Kantian moral theory provides a better justification for moral conventionalism. I will explain the advantages that a Kantian theory has and overcome a prominent Kantian objection to conventionalist views. Nexus is a seminar series presented by Utica College faculty in which they discuss their research interests and scholarly pursuits. It is an opportunity for participants to explore new findings and viewpoints and share ideas with faculty, students, and the local community. Refreshments are served at 2:15 p.m.; seminars begin at 2:30.


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