SOCIETY AND HUMAN NATURE: A Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 Edgecliffe, Room 104, University of St Andrews 9:30-10:00: Welcome coffee Morning session: Chair: James Harris (University of St Andrews) 10:00-10:45: David Harmon (University of St Andrews) “The Model of Human Nature and Whether ‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’ in Spinoza” 10:45-11:30: Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin) “Catharine Trotter Cockburn on Self-interest, Self-love, and ... Read more

Epistemic Breakthroughs Conference

Epistemic Breakthroughs: A workshop University of St Andrews Join us for a philosophical workshop on the topic of "epistemic breakthroughs," held at the University of St Andrews, in partnership with the JN Wright Trust, The Mind Association, and the Scots Philosophical Association. When? Friday, June 24th Saturday, June 25th Where? Lecture Room 2, at St ... Read more

Contractarianism, Role Obligations, and Political Morality

Edgecliffe G03 The Scores, St Salvator's Quad

An in-person symposium in St. Andrews on themes from the recently-published, Contractarianism, Role Obligations, and Political Morality, by Ben Sachs. Location: Edgecliffe, G03 Schedule (all times PM) 1:30-1:55: Ben Sachs-Cobbe, Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, "Welcome and Summary" (Chs. 1-3) 1:55-2:35: Michael Moore, Law, University of Illinois, “Finding the Purposes of Staplers and States” (Ch. ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (in person) – Cécile Fabre (Oxford)

Location: Edgecliffe G03 Title: The Morality of Gossip Abstract: Gossip is pervasive and wide-ranging. It lubricates and wrecks social relationships. Many people openly confess to loving it yet acknowledge that gossiping, while often gratifying, is, if not morally wrong, at least not quite right. Gossip has not received much attention in moral philosophy. In this ... Read more

Book Workshop: Elizabeth Ashford’s *Hunger’s Witting Executioners*

One-day book workshop on Elizabeth Ashford's Hunger’s Witting Executioners: Structural Violations of the Right to Subsistence Pre-read: workshop participants will be expected to read the book manuscript distributed in advance. Location: Edgecliffe G03 and Teams. Schedule: 10:30am to noon: discussion Lunch break (free time) 1:30pm to 3pm: discussion  

CEPPA Talk (in person) – Ben Sachs-Cobbe (St Andrews)

Location: Edgecliffe G03 and Teams Title: What’s wrong with teaching our children to be good citizens? Abstract: Character education is a common part of schooling in the U.S. and U.K., and one popular argument in favour of character education is that it is conducive to producing citizens who have the virtues that make someone a ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online only) – Sally Haslanger (MIT)

Location: Teams (online only) Title: Ideology, Culture, and Social Meaning Abstract: My aim in this paper is to sketch a conception of ideology that draws on the critical theory tradition. This conception of ideology is a response to a particular challenge for those working on social justice: Why is it that most of us, most ... Read more