Character & Moral Responsibility

October 3, 2023 - October 12, 2023
Institute for Ethics & Society, The University of Notre Dame Australia

Moorgate Room
10 Grafton Street, Chippendale
Sydney 2007

This event is available both online and in-person


Monash University
Baylor University
Cornell University
University of Notre Dame Australia
Cornell University
University of Notre Dame

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The Institute for Ethics & Society is delighted to host the 2023 Notre Dame School of Virtue & Character (NDSVC) on the theme 'Character & Moral Responsibility.'

Held over two weeks, the NDSVC allows selected participants to engage with new research on the topic of cultivating good character. The NDSVC features six keynote sessions, each running for 90 minutes. The sessions are structured around a pre-read paper and provide participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers in a rigorous but friendly discussion of their work. 

We welcome applications for participation via email. The 2023 NDSVC is a blended event: all sessions will be online, and some will also be in person at Notre Dame’s Sydney campus. 


*All times listed are in Sydney (Australia) local time

Tuesday 3 October 10:00am 

David Pizzaro (Cornell) 

‘The Function of Moral Praise' (co-authored with Rajen Anderson + Shaun Nichols)


Wednesday 4 October 10:00am 

Stephanie Collins (Monash) 

‘Corporate Vice’

Online or in-person

Thursday 5 October 10:00am 

Wes Siscoe (Notre Dame USA) 

‘The Structure of Justice’ 


Tuesday 10 October 10:00am 

Anne Jeffrey (Baylor) 

‘Becoming Good’


Wednesday 11 October 10:00am 

Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell)

‘On Debunking Virtue’ (co-authored with Shaun Nichols)


Thursday 12 October 10:00am 

Adam Piovarchy (Notre Dame Australia) 

‘Hate the Sin, Blame the Sinner? How To Blame Agents for Vicious Traits’

Online or in-person


For details on how to apply, please email Tim Smartt: [email protected]. Applications are open now and will close on Friday 22 September 2023. Selected participants will be provided with the draft papers two weeks prior to the conference. 

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September 22, 2023, 5:00pm +10:00

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