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Are We Morally Obligated to Be Curious?

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One of our SEEK Sunday Ethical Education for Kids Core Values is “I am free to question” - but some philosophers and ethicists have taken this idea a step further, arguing that questioning, and even curiosity in general, is a moral virtue, one that people who seek to be ethical are obligated to cultivate. At the same time, curiosity can be dangerous to self and others when unbalanced by other character traits such as thoughtfulness and compassion. What are the moral pros and cons of curiosity?

Stick around for the April 8 SEEK “Stay & Play.” We’re kicking off a new series of activities for families who’d like to get together outside of our regular Sunday mornings at the Ethical Society. If you’re interested in getting better connected to other families of young children and exploring our city together, come on down to the library after Platform and we’ll find out what might work for everyone.