On Falling Short

part of: Humanistic Ethics in the UK Workshop
June 16, 2023, 8:00am - 8:30am
King's College London

River Room, King's Building Second Floor
King's College London, Strand
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

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  • University of Oxford
  • University of St Andrews


University of California, Los Angeles
University of St. Andrews
Rutgers University - Newark

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The King’s College London/University of Oxford/University of St Andrews Humanistic Ethics in the UK Workshop will be held at King’s College London on 16 and 17 June 2023. This workshop will bring together researchers from philosophy and other humanistic disciplines to discuss humanistically inspired ethical theory.

The conference is free to attend, but space is limited due to the size of our room. If you would like to come, please write to Jonathan Gingerich, and we will do our best to find room for you. (Plese note that RSVPing on this PhilEvents page will not officially register you for the workshop!)

Friday, 16 June

9.00 Light breakfast and coffee

9.30-11.00 Samuel Reis-Dennis (Rice University), ‘Guilt: The Debt and the Stain’

Comments by Steven Klein (King’s College London)

11.30-13.00 Adam Etinson (University of St Andrews), 'On Falling Short'

Comments by Sophie Côte (New York University)

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Robert Simpson (University College London), ‘Free Speech Psychodrama’

Comments by Sanford Diehl (New York University)

16.30-18.00 Vida Yao (Rice University/University of California, Los Angeles), ‘The Avoidance of Intimacy: A Reorientation in the Moral Philosophy of Love’

Comments by Sarah Fine (University of Cambridge)

18.30 Dinner

Saturday, 17 June

9.00 Light breakfast and coffee

9.30-11.00 Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò (Georgetown University)

Comments by Matthew Congdon (Vanderbilt University)

11.30-13.00 Francey Russell (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Comments by Sarah Buss (University of Michigan)

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University), ‘More than Moore: Murdoch and Korsgaard on Value’

Comments by Louise Hanson (University of Oxford)

16.30-18.00 Vid Simoniti (University of Liverpool)

Comments by Jacob McNulty (University College London)

19.30 Dinner

The workshop is co-organised by Daniela Dover (University of Oxford), Adam Etinson (University of St Andrews), and Jonathan Gingerich (King’s College London) and generously sponsored by the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law; the Dickson Poon School of Law Collaborative Engagement Fund; the King’s College London Department of Political Economy Political Theory Research Group, the King’s College London Department of Philosophy, and the Centre for Philosophy and Art. It is inspired by workshops in humanistic ethics organised by Vida Yao.

If you have any questions about the workshop or would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact Jonathan Gingerich.

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