Philosophy Students Discuss Ethical Decisions of Road Users

The AS and A2 Philosophy students were thrilled this week to welcome Michael Nattrass into their lesson to discuss his Phd work. Michael has just completed a doctoral study on the ethical decisions made by road users every day that allow them to share this public space successfully with others. This has involved him conducting an ethnographic study of cyclists in Carlisle and our students thoroughly enjoyed discussing and justifying their views on the variety of ways in which these road users chose to act. This was an excellent chance to put into practice both their knowledge of Moral Philosophy, and their skills in philosophical discourse during the course.  Michael was pleased with the way students sought to balance legal requirements, personal morality, considerations of responsibility and safety as well as the consequences of different choices.