Applied Ethics Graduate Discussion Group
Convenor: Dr Becky Brown
Venue: Oxford Uehiro Centre, Seminar Room, Suite 1 Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbes St. OX1 1PT
Part 1: Methods in Applied Ethics: Dr Rebecca Brown on 'Commodification and Health Incentives'
Sandel, Michael (1998) ‘What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets’, The Tanner Lectures on Human Values,
Part 2: Work in Progress
Student Presenting: Angelica Cocomá
Student Responding: TBC
Those joining via Zoom should login here using the following Meeting ID: 876 7288 0056 and Passcode: 676270.
Jaeggi Reading Group
Text: Rahel Jaeggi, Alienation, trans Neuhouser/Smith (Columbia UP, 2014). German editions 2005/2016: Entfremdung.
The English text is available electronically via SOLO.
Friday 1.30-3.00pm HT 2023 Weeks 1 to 8
Venue: Worcester College, Le May Seminar Room
Campion Hall Research Seminar
Institutions: Understanding and Evaluating Them
Patrick Riordan SJ (Campion Hall, Oxford): Institutional Corruption
3pm - 4.30pm, Campion Hall
Major institutions have failed society. Banks and the Financial Markets have failed us in the 2008 credit crisis. The FA, the BBC, the Churches, British Gymnastics have all failed the victims of sex abuse. The Police and the CPS have failed the victims of sexual violence and rape. The NHS and Care Services continue to fail many patients. The British Government, its regulatory and supervisory bodies, and the building industry have failed the residents of Grenfell Tower, and the residents of similar high-rise blocks, whether social housing or privately owned.
Multiple institutional failure provokes the question whether we have the intellectual resources to understand institutions, to critique them, to repair them, or to construct and operate them appropriately. The hermeneutics of suspicion (Marx, Freud) has trained us to suspect hidden agenda in the exercise of institutional power. People espouse spirituality and reject institutional religion. Voters abandon established political institutions and seek an alternative politics. What prospects are there for a different experience of institutions?
The seminar will explore available analyses of institutions, the intellectual resources for dealing with them, possible remedies, and will test their application in various domains such as the law, the economy, the Church, public administration.
For more information and to register: https://www.campion.ox.ac.uk/events/campion-hall-research-seminar-institutions-understanding-and-evaluating-them
Celebrating the launch of Next Era, a new digital project that asks 'How do you see our future?'
Date: Friday the 17th of February, 5-7pm
Venue: Jesus College Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub
This event is part of the Jesus College Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub events programme.
What will our digital and material lives look like in 2050? What should they look like? Living in a time upended by technological change, climate collapse and social conflict, our economic and political structures are increasingly struggling to find and implement effective answers. And yet this moment of radical uncertainty presents a unique opportunity to reimagine and reconstruct our societies around inclusive, optimistic and democratic values.
Next Era is a new digital publication founded and run by a team of Jesus College postgraduate students that explores alternative future images and the communities working on solutions to crucial 21st century challenges. Through an online magazine and interactive events, we strive to generate a voice of optimism in this period of societal instability - to imagine and narrate pathways towards just and equitable futures.
Join us as we launch our publication with a showcase of our project, a talk by our guest speaker, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS FREng FBCS
, Principal of Jesus College and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science, and a guided vision-boarding exercise designed to engage participants’ creativity, hope, and imagination in exploring optimistic futures.
Refreshments will be provided. The Cheng Kar Shun Digital Hub is fully accessible, with a ground floor entrance and lift to the main event space. Please contact email@example.com
to discuss your requirements.
This is a free event open to the Oxford community. To reserve a place click here.