The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (CEPPA) promotes exploration into important ethical issues arising in public life. Its field of interest comprises ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophical dimensions of public affairs. The Centre houses research projects, outreach projects, seminars, conferences, academic visits, fellowships, publishing, and public discussion on topics within its field of interest.
In 2016-17, the Centre will host a series of short visits from outstanding moral philosophers.
Prof Rae Langton on 'Blocking as Counter-speech'.
A selection of photographs taken at the Effective Altruism Conference held in March 2016 at the University of St Andrews.
Videos and slides of presentations at the Effective Altruism Conference held in March 2016 at the University of St Andrews.
Non-consequentialist criteria imply that it is not wrong to give to at least some of the charities that Singer and other effective altruists recommend, even when this comes with significant risk of doing harm.
A conference held in March 2016 at the University of St Andrews.
How should we compare a decrease in average quality of life with a gain in population size? Can invoking indeterminacy help solve the difficult theoretical problems in population ethics?
Excerpt from John Haldane's *Practical Philosophy: Ethics, Culture and Society* (2009) 'Introduction'.
An article by John Haldane that first appeared in the Scotsman newspaper in 2008.
Extract from Chapter 1 of past Knox Lecturer Neil MacCormick's short book *Who's Afraid of a European Constitution?* (2005).