Rebecca Roache is a senior lecturer at Royal Holloway who specialises in philosophy of language, practical ethics, and the philosophy of time. Her research is driven by a fascination with swearing: why are swearwords such a powerful interruption of everyday speech? Roache argues that swearwords' emotional force derives from the swearer's knowledge that their audience is going to be offended.

Roache comes to HowTheLightGetsIn to debate the foundations and future of morality itself.

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