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

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CEPPA Talks - 2019 - 20

CEPPA talks for academic year, 2019 - 2020 Thursday 12th September, 2019 - Daniel Munoz (Monash) from 2pm to 3:30pm in Edgecliffe 104 Wednesday 18th September, 2019 - Hud Hudson (Western Washington University) from 11am - 12:30pm in…
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Uncivil society: how the political has become personal in our everyday lives

Ben Sachs recently published this article in The Conversation in connection with his work on Exoplanet Ethics and The John Stuart Mill Cup.
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The moral mathematics of letting people die

Theron Pummer recently published this piece on the OUPblog in connection with the release of the edited volume *Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues*.

3rd Annual CEPPA Graduate Conference - 17th - 19th April

Applications are now open for the 3rd Annual Graduate Conference at the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (CEPPA) at the University of St Andrews. The conference seeks to provide a platform for early career researchers working…

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.