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


Julia Driver - CEPPA Professorial Fellow

Julia Driver will visit St Andrews as CEPPA Professorial Fellow beginning May 2020 (more details coming soon!).

BBC World Service programme 'In the Balance'

Alex Douglas recently appeared on the BBC World Service programme 'In the balance'. 

CEPPA Talks 2019-20

Current list of CEPPA talks for academic year, 2019 - 2020.

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.