Book Launch: Business, Human Rights and Transitional Justice | 12:30-14:00 | Online via Zoom
Speaker: Dr Irene Pietropaoli (British Institute of International and Comparative Law)
The event will be held via the online platform Zoom and will require prior registration.
Future of Technology and Society Discussion Group | 14:00 - 15:00 | Online - Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Prof. Anita L. Allen (University of Pennsylvania): Protecting One’s Own Privacy in a Big Data Economy
Please contact Beril Boz for registration and access link.
Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics (PLP, formerly Byrne) Seminar for Students | 14:00-16:00 | Online
Seminar with Ruth Chang on Samuel Scheffler
If you wish to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Africana Philosophy discussion group | 17:00 | Online
Speaker: Tommy J Curry - Africana philosophy as a decolonial method
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Leading Beyond the Crisis | 18:30-19:30 | Online
The Oxford Character Project warmly invites you to an Oxford-wide leadership discussion in the wake of the US election: ‘Leading beyond the crisis. The event will feature eminent commentators David Brooks (New York Times) Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) and Elizabeth Kiss (The Rhodes Trust) and will explore the kind of leaders and leadership we need to face the challenges of our time.
Register here. The event will also be live streamed via our website.
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‘Trans Rights and Cancel Culture’ | 19:00-20:00 | Online
In this talk from Oxford scientist and LGBT+ role model Dr Clara Barker, we'll be hearing about 'cancel culture', considering where the limits in "cancelling" someone lie, and whether we can differentiate between redeemable mistakes and unacceptable speech.
Facebook event here,or register directly.
Joseph Butler Society | 20:15 to 21:45 | Online
Speaker: Robert Stern (Sheffield) - Can we make ourselves morally better? Murdoch and Løgstrup on evil, grace, and techniques of unselfing
This paper will consider how the thought of Iris Murdoch and K. E. Løgstrup can be compared on the issue of ’techniques of unselfing’ - namely, whether there are techniques we can use to make ourselves focus less on ourselves and more on others, and thus make ourselves morally better. It will be argued that while Murdoch and Løgstrup agree on many fundamental issues, including our underlying egoistic self-concern, Løgstrup would question the coherence of Murdoch’s idea that we can make ourselves morally better through our own efforts -- and that in the background of his critique lies a very Lutheran worry about Aristotelian ethics as involving too much emphasis on our own agency, and not enough emphasis on grace. It will therefore be suggested that this debate between Løgstrup and Murdoch echoes a familiar Reformation debate but in a more secular context.