Moral Philosophy Seminar

Mondays, 16.30-18.30
Lecture Room, First Floor, Radcliffe Humanities building, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

These seminars take place every week in term time throughout the year. The seminars are open to all.  Those who attend are invited to join the speaker and the convenor for wine and dinner at Somerville College immediately following the end of the seminar, though the number of diners cannot exceed fourteen.  Vegetarian meals and wine for students will be paid for by the convenor.

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Michaelmas Term 2017


Week 1 (09 October) Seth Lazar (ANU)  "Moral Options and Optimisation" (Abstract)

Week 2 (16 October) Randall Curren (Rochester) "Aristotle's Eudaimonic Supposition" (Abstract)

Week 3 (23 October) Joanna Burch-Brown (Bristol) "Synthetic practical judgment, creativity and agency" (Abstract)

Week 4 (30 October) David Owens (KCL) "The Truth in Conventionalism" (Abstract)

Week 5 (06 November) Larry Temkin (Rutgers) Jointly-hosted with the Uehiro Centre "Obligations to the Needy: Effective Altruism, Pluralism, and Singer’s Pond Example" (Abstract) 

Week 6 (13 November) Bashshar Haydar (American University, Beirut) 

Week 7 (20 November) Kim Ferzan (Virginia Law School)

Week 8 (27 November) Pekka Väyrynen (Leeds)



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