Moral Philosophy Seminar

These seminars take place every week in term time throughout the year, on Mondays from 4.30 to 6.30, usually in the Lecture Room at the Philosophy Centre, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. 

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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Derek Parfit's Last Public Lecture

'The Non-identity Problem' [Video] [Handout] [Abstract]

Trinity Term 2017

24 April David Brink (UCSD) "Two Kinds of Culpability" (Abstract)
1 May Douglas MacLean (UNC, Chapel Hill) "A Plea For Humanism" (Abstract)
8 May Michael Otsuka (LSE) "Personal Identity, Substantial Change, and the Significance of Becoming" (Abstract)
15 May Thomas Hurka (Toronto) "More Seriously Wrong/More Importantly Right" (Abstract)  
22 May Peter Singer (Princeton & Melbourne) "What Should We Maximise?" (Abstract) [Video]
(Please note the change of venue for this seminar to the Oxford Martin School)
29 May Ralph Wedgwood (USC) "Three Conceptions of the Measurement of Value" (Abstract)
5 June Thomas Scanlon (Harvard) "Contractualism and Justification" (Abstract)
(Please note the change of venue for this seminar to Corpus Christi College Auditorium)
12 June

Véronique Munoz-Dardé (UCL and UC Berkeley) "The Priest, the Liberal and the Harlot: Liberalism and Sexual Desire"



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Past Seminars (including photos, podcasts and videos)

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