Moral Philosophy Reading Group

This week will be a work-in-progress session, discussing a draft paper by our very own Bradley Hillier-Smith, on 'Rights, Duties and Inviolability'. Here is the abstract: Rights entail corresponding negative duties not to violate those rights. On this, all rights-theorists agree. Yet there is disagreement on whether rights also entail positive duties to protect and ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online) – Lara Buchak (Princeton)

Microsoft Teams

Title: Risk, Ambiguity, and Ethical Decision-Making Abstract: I argue that it can be rational to defer to an authority about what to believe or what to do even when doing so goes against one’s own reasoning. Indeed, such deference is rational in typical cases in which individuals treat others as authorities: for example, experts in ... Read more