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

Latest

Two days with Jeff McMahan

  Monday 22nd April 5-6:30pm, Edgecliffe 104 'Against Collective Responsibility' ---- Tuesday 23rd April 5-6:30, School II 'On the Responsibilty of Academics Studying War'  

CEPPA Talks 2019-20

Current list of CEPPA talks for academic year, 2019 - 2020.
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Knox Lecture 2019 - Susan Wolf (UNC Chapel Hill) - 21st May 2019

The Knox Lecture by Susan Wolf - "Criticizing Blame" (21 May 2019).

Edwin Curley on "Spinoza, the Enlightenment, and Religious Liberty"

29th April 2019. 7pm - 9pm. Conway Hall - The Brockway Room, London.

This Semester's Events

Full list of CEPPA talks and events for academic year, 2018 - 2019, Semester 2.

Below you will find details of six 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 six highlighted projects.