CEPPA Talk (in person) – Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

Title: The Permissibility of Collective Defence Agreements Abstract: Collective defence agreements (CDAs), of the sort that exist between, for example, NATO members, EU members, and African Union members, are a prime example of a prominent deterrence mechanism. They promise a degree of assistance that will make it almost impossible for an adversary to win an ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (in person) – Bridget Bradley (St Andrews)

This talk is part of our series on Climate Ethics. Title: Ethical births, ethical deaths: Climate anxiety in Britain through the life course Abstract: This paper is based on anthropological research conducted with climate activists on the topic of climate anxiety in Britain. Drawing on themes of kinship and its relationship to mental health and ... Read more

CANCELLED CEPPA Talk (in person) – Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)

Edgecliffe 104

Title: Consent, Intent, and Communication What is consent? I will assume that it is a normative power – a power to alter rights and duties directly. If this is right, how is consent exercised? I will argue that consent is exercised through the execution of intentions to alter practical reasoning. Successful communication is not needed ... Read more

Book Workshop (in person) – Daniel Muñoz (UNC Chapel Hill)

Workshop on Daniel Muñoz's forthcoming book What We Owe to Ourselves Date: 15 May 2024 Location: Edgecliffe 104 Registration required: email Theron Pummer ([email protected])   Provisional Schedule  945am: Coffee/tea, welcome 10am: Jordan MacKenzie (Virginia Tech) 1115am: Thomas Schmidt (Humboldt University) 1225pm: Lunch 130pm: Quinn White (Harvard University) 240pm: Coffee/tea 300pm: Kerah Gordon-Solmon (Queen’s University) 415pm: Joseph Bowen (University of Leeds) ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (in person) – Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore)

Title: Pleasure Fundamentalism Abstract: Pleasure fundamentalism is the view that moral value is the same thing as pleasure and this explains all other moral facts. This talk presents two arguments for pleasure fundamentalism and discusses the form of naturalism they arise from. According to the Reliability Argument, all processes generating moral belief are unreliable, except ... Read more

2024 Knox Lecture – Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan)

School III St Andrews, United Kingdom

Title: "Categorical Inequality and the Economy of Esteem" Abstract: Social theorists have had considerable empirical success in modeling social hierarchy in terms of "categorical inequality." In this framework, entire social groups enjoy superior power, social esteem, and wealth over other groups: aristocrats over commoners, men over women, blacks over whites in the U.S., Brahmins over Dalits in ... Read more