The New Methods of Ethics, Conference 2

January 4, 2017 - January 5, 2017
Department of Philosophy & Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham

ERI Building, G51
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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Christopher Cowie
Cambridge University
University of Richmond
James Lenman
University of Sheffield
Tristram McPherson
Ohio State University
Matthew Silverstein
NYU Abu Dhabi
Valerie Tiberius
University of Minnesota
Ralph Wedgwood
University of Southern California

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The New Methods of Ethics, Conference 2


Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

4-5 January, 2017

G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus


4 January, Wednesday

13.00-14.15 “Metanormativity as a Method”

Christopher Cowie (Cambridge)

14.30-16.00 “Empirical Psychology and Normative Ethics: How Humean Constructivism Makes Progress”

Keynote Speaker: Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)

16.15-17.30 “The Politics of Objectivity”

James Lenman (University of Sheffield)

18.00-... Drinks and Dinner

5 January, Thursday

9.30-11.00 “Methodology in Ethics without Cartesian Ambitions”

Keynote speaker: Tristram McPherson (Ohio State University)

11.15-12.30 “Viewpoint Diversity and Political Philosophy”

Jessica Flanigan (University of Richmond)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 “The Morality of Essentially Interpersonal Values”

Keynote Speaker: Ralph Wedgwood (USC)

15.15-16.30 “Revisionist Metaethics”

Matthew Silverstein (NYU Abu Dhabi)

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 taking part in 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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