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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Reading Group on McPherson’s The Virtues of Limits

For S2 (2022-23) of the Cover to Cover Reading Group, we are reading McPherson’s book The Virtues of Limits.
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“Is Democracy Doomed?”: Jason Brennan and Hélène Landemore with Alexander Douglas

On 26th April, Alex Douglas will be moderating a live debate between Jason Brennan and Hélène Landemore titled "Is Democracy Doomed?".

Environment Bill: UK government offers five principles for protecting nature – here’s why they won’t work

Ben Sachs in The Conversation: the UK government offers five principles for protecting nature, and why they won’t work.

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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