The Centre is currently promoting research or outreach in five broad areas:  Effective Altruism; Knowledge, Democracy, and Public Discourse; Philosophy and Education; Virtue and Character; and Human Rights.  Recent publications by members of the Centre in connection with these Projects include:

  • Effective Altruism
    • Theron Pummer: “Whether and Where to Give” (Philosophy and Public Affairs 2016)
    • Theron Pummer: “Risky Giving” (The Philosophers’ Magazine 2016)
    • Elizabeth Ashford: “Severe Poverty as an Unjust Emergency” (forthcoming in Philanthropy and Philosophy, Oxford University Press)
  • Knowledge, Democracy, and Public Discourse
  • Philosophy and Education
    • Berys Gaut: ‘Educating for Creativity’ in Elliot Samuel Paul and Scott Barry Kaufman (eds.), The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 265-87
    • Berys Gaut and Morag Gaut: ‘Teaching Philosophy to Young Children’ in Sara Goering, Nicholas J. Shudak and Thomas E. Wartenberg (eds.), Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers, Routledge, 2013, pp. 132-40
    • Berys Gaut and Morag Gaut: Philosophy for Young Children: A Practical Guide (Routledge, 2011)
  • Virtue and Character
    • John Haldane: ‘Virtue Ethics in the Medieval Period’ in Carr et al. eds Varieties of Virtue Ethics (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)
    • John Haldane: ‘Evolution, Education and Wisdom’ in D. Davis ed, Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century (South Bend, IN.: St Augustine Press, forthcoming)
    • John Haldane: ‘Whither Moral Philosophy’ in R. Hain ed. Virtue, Medicine, and Modern Moral Philosophy (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming)
  • Human Rights
    • Rowan Cruft: Human Rights, Ownership and the Individual (OUP forthcoming)
    • Adam Etinson (ed.): Human Rights: Moral or Political (OUP forthcoming)
    • Rowan Cruft (ed. with S. M. Liao and M. Renzo): Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (OUP 2015)
    • Patrick Hayden: “The Human Right to Health and the Challenge of Poverty”, in Chris Brown and Robyn Eckersley (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
    • Patrick Hayden: “The Ethical Terrain of International Human Rights:  From Invoking Dignity to Practicing Recognition”, in Brent Steele and Eric Heinze (eds), Routledge Handbook on Ethics and International Relations (Routledge, forthcoming)