“The bird does not sing because it has answers. It sings because it has a song.”
— Chinese proverb quoted by Margaret Somerville in the first of her lectures on The Ethical Imagination.
CBC Ideas is rebroadcasting the 2006 Massey Lectures given by ethicist Margaret Somerville entitle “The Ethical Imagination.” I lay in bed last night battling a fever and a six hour flu listening to her wonderful cadence as she delivered her argument that finding and conversing about a human ethics has much to do with imagination, story and poetry. It’s a wonderful listen, on all week on CBC Radio (which you can stream) and you can catch the first part on the Massey Lectures webpage.
As they do with all the lectures in the series, the CBC and House of Anasi Press has published Somerville’s five talks. If last night’s lecture was any indication, the book will make an excellent addition to my library.
[tags]CBC, Ideas, Margaret Somerville, ethics[/tags]