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.


3rd CEPPA Graduate Conference 15-16 February 2021 (Online event)

The third CEPPA Graduate Conference will take place on the 15th and 16th of February 2021. The event is going to be held entirely online, via Zoom.

2021 Knox Lecture – Tim Scanlon (Harvard University)

21 May at 5:15pm on MS Teams. Tim Scanlon will deliver a lecture titled "Further Reflections on Tolerance and its Difficulty".
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Leverhulme Award on the Moral Responsibility of Groups

Jessica Brown has been awarded £113,714 to investigate the moral responsibility of groups such as companies and governments!

Below you will find details of eight 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 eight highlighted projects.

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

Upcoming Events

Thu 28

CEPPA Talk – Lara Buchak (Princeton University)

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Feb 03

Moral Philosophy Reading Group

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 04

CEPPA Talk – Gwen Bradford (Rice University)

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Feb 15

CEPPA Graduate Conference

February 15 - February 16
Feb 17

Moral Philosophy Reading Group

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm