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.

We are currently seeking funding to help enhance the scope of our work



Knox Lecture 2019 - Susan Wolf (UNC Chapel Hill) - 21st May 2019

The Knox Lecture by Susan Wolf - "Criticizing Blame" (21 May 2019).

The 2nd CEPPA Graduate Conference in Moral and Political Philosophy

8-10 February 2019 (Edgecliffe 104, University of St Andrews).

This Semester's Events

Full list of CEPPA talks for academic year, 2018 - 2019 Semester 2 Wednesday 13th February, 2019 - Jeffrey Howard (UCL) from 11am -12:30pm in Edgecliffe 104 - The Deep Morality of Free Speech Thursday 7th March, 2019 - Helen Frowe…

Below you will find details of six projects that members of CEPPA are currently tackling. Prospective visitors, speakers, or other affiliates of CEPPA should note, however, that the Centre has a very broad scope; any topic in ethics (applied ethics, normative ethics, or metaethics), social, political, legal, or public philosophy, would fall within the Centre’s remit regardless of any connection or lack thereof to these six highlighted projects.