Special MPRG (in person) – Mark Oppenheimer (Johannesburg Bar)

Edgecliffe 104

Location: Edgecliffe 104 Title: Should hate speech be against the law? Abstract: Hate speech has become increasingly prevalent, fuelled by social media, political polarization, and the rise of extremist groups. It can have a profoundly negative impact on individuals and communities, causing harm, inciting violence, and perpetuating discrimination. However, hate speech is notoriously difficult to ... Read more

CEPPA Talk (online) – Frances Kamm (Rutgers)

Microsoft Teams

Location: Teams (online only) Title: Superogation Abstract: This paper considers the relation between supererogation and duties (also here referred to as obligations) from a nonconsequentialist point of view. It first considers whether supererogation may sometimes take precedence over positive and negative duties and how this relates to personal costs (including efforts) required to perform one’s duty. It then ... Read more

Moral Philosophy Reading Group

This week Miguel de la Cal Moreno will be leading a discussion on Simon Hope's "Normative Disorientation and a Limitation of Human Rights". Location: Edgecliffe G03 and Teams Contact: [email protected]

CEPPA Talk (in person) – Simon Hope (Stirling)

Location: Edgecliffe G03 Title: Climate Change as a Philosophical Problem Commentator: Quân Nguyen (Edinburgh) Abstract: The paper this talk belongs to speaks to two main points. One is that the onrushing climate catastrophe renders the modern liberal value of personal autonomy unintelligible as a concept to live by. Originally, that was the only point I ... Read more

CEPPA TALK (in person) – Carl Mildenberger (Universität Zürich)

Location: Edgecliffe G03 Title: The Quest for Additionality Abstract: Many people aim to make the world a better place by spending their money in certain ways. The school of “effective altruism” teaches that, if one donates one’s money wisely, one can have a positive impact. Currently, many people want to make us believe that if one ... Read more