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.


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CEPPA Chats, 1st Series, Episode Nine - Cecile Fabre

In this YouTube video, Cecile Fabre sits down with Ben Sachs to discuss a sensitive topic in light of the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Brexit votes—foreign interference with the democratic process. This is the last of the 1st Series of CEPPA…

A Prize for Lara!

Lara Jost has won the Society for Applied Philosophy’s Annual Conference 2020 Postgraduate Essay Prize for her paper, the ‘The Emotional Account of Microaggressions’. Paper link below!  Another great accomplishment for a CEPPA Postgraduate…

CEPPA Chats, 1st Series, Episode Eight - Helen Frowe

In this YouTube video, Helen Frowe sits down with Theron Pummer to talk about whether it makes sense to think of soldiers as more legitimate targets of military force than civilians. Follow CEPPA on Twitter @_CEPPA to see each new episode…

Below you will find details of seven 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 seven highlighted projects.

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

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