CEPPA Chats feature renowned philosophers from the UK and abroad talking one-on-one, in a conversational, accessible way about their work with a member of CEPPA. From tolerance to war, from contributing to charity to contributing to climate change, and from animals to superintelligent artificial beings, CEPPA Chats tackle the most challenging ethical conundrums of our time.

1st Series (April – June 2020)

Episode 1: Susan Wolf, Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill: Are we to blame for not doing more to reduce global human suffering?

Episode 2: Roger Crisp, Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, St Anne’s College and Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford: Is private property a force for good or for evil?

Episode 3: Julia Nefsky, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto: Do individual choices make a difference to large-scale problems?

Episode 4: John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University: Is self-censorship a demand of citizenship?

Episode 5: Thomas Schmidt, Professor, Humboldt University – Berlin: What can we reasonably expect from an ethical theory?

Episode 6: Jeff McMahan, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Oxford: How should we treat animals?

Episode 7: Hilary Greaves, Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford & Director of Global Priorities Institute: Is the alleviation of global poverty and illness really the best use of our drive to do good in the world?

Episode 8: Helen Frowe, Professor of Practical Philosophy and Wallenberg Academy Research Fellow, Stockholm University: Can the moral distinction between combatants and non-combatants be defended?

Episode 9: Cecile Fabre, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College and Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Oxford: Should war always be the last resort?