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"Happily Ever After? What Philosophy Can Tell Us about Getting Married and Having Kids"

Worsham Theater, Student Center
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Lindsey Chambers, Department of Philosophy

Join the Department of Philosphy for the Fall 2022-23 "Meet a Philosopher Series." This series is aimed at undergraduate students of any major interested in topics surrounding philosophy.


"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby… right? Is your plan to get a “ring by spring”? Are you hoping to one day marry the love of your life and have kids of your own? Many people assume that getting married and having kids is the next step after graduation, but should it be? These life milestones are some of the biggest decisions you’ll make, but many people never question whether getting married or having kids is a moral mistake. In this talk, we will look at the surprising arguments that moral philosophers have made against getting married and having kids, and we will think about how their arguments can help us navigate those decisions in our own lives."