The New Methods of Ethics, Conference 1

September 15, 2016 - September 16, 2016
Department of Philosophy & Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham

LG14, Learning Centre
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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  • AHRC


Abby Jaques
Antti Kauppinen
University of Tampere
Victor Kumar
University of Toronto
Joshua May
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Shaun Nichols
University of Arizona
Cornell University
Andrew Sepielli
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Catherine Wilson
University of York, UK
Jack Woods
University of Leeds

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Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

15-16 September, 2016

LG14, Learning Centre, University of Birmingham Campus


15 September, Thursday

13.00-14.15 “Footing the Cost of Normative Contingency”

Jack Woods (Leeds)

14.30-16.00 “Metaethics from the First-Person Perspective”

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Wilson (CUNY/York)

16.15-17.30 “How to Debunk Moral Beliefs”

Victor Kumar (Toronto) and Joshua May (Alabama, Birmingham)

18.00-... Drinks and Dinner

16 September, Friday

9.30-11.00 “TBA”

Keynote speaker: Antti Kauppinen (Tampere)

11.15-12.30 “Casual Slaughters and Purposes Mistook”

Abby Jaques (MIT)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 “Moral Rationalism: A Limited Defence”

Keynote Speaker: Shaun Nichols (Arizona)

15.15-16.30 “Consequentialism and the Evaluation of Action Qua Action”

Andrew Sepielli (Toronto)

This conference is funded by the AHRC (as a part of the ‘Building Bridges in Ethics’ project) and the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham. Its purpose is to showcase and discuss some of the most interesting recent work on the new methodological debates in moral philosophy. The conference is open to all, and there is no attendance fee (refreshments will be free, but drinks and dinner will not be included). Because of limited space available, if you intend to attend the workshop, please email Dr Jussi Suikkanen ([email protected]) to book a place. 

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