Egoism and Altruism Workshop

April 29, 2017
Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University

Philippa Brazil Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Building
17 Young St, Fitzroy
Melbourne 3065
Australia

All speakers:

Roger Crisp
Oxford University
La Trobe University
Tim Mulgan
University of St. Andrews
Tyler Paytas
Universität Stuttgart

Organisers:

Richard Rowland
University of Reading

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A one-day workshop on Egoism and Altruism @ ACU Melbourne.

Featuring talks by

  • Professor Roger Crisp (Oxford)
  • Professor Tim Mulgan (Auckland)
  • Dr Norva Lo (La Trobe)
  • Dr Tyler Paytas (ACU)

The program for the workshop is below.

This workshop is on Egoism and Altruism broadly constued. And will be of interest to those interested in normative ethics, social philosophy, and/or the history of moral philosophy generally as well as to those interested in altruism or egoism more specifically.

The papers will be pre-circulated in advance (if you've registered, you will receive the papers a week or so in advance). But the speakers will present for around 30 minutes, before around 30 minutes of Q&A. So the workshop will be valuable for those who have not pre-read the papers.

The workshop will feature talks dealing with the distinction between the self and other, and whether this can or will be diminished in the future; whether we should be moral when morality and self-interest conflict, and if so why; the history of egoism and altruism; and whether altruism can have negative as well as positive consequences.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For any questions about the event please contact [email protected]

Program for Egoism and Altruism Workshop, ACU Saturday 29th April 2017

Philippa Brazil Lecture Theatre, Daniel Mannix Building, ACU, 17 Young St, Fitzroy, Melbourne

10.00 – Tea and Coffee

10.30 – 11.45 - Tim Mulgan –  ‘Justifying Present Partiality to Possible Future People’

11.45 – 12.00  - Break (Tea and Coffee)

12.00 – 13.15  - Tyler Paytas – ‘Between Scylla and Charybdis: Sidgwick’s Axioms and the Partial Dualism of Practical Reason’

13.15 – 14.30 – Lunch (provided by Good Freakin Food)

14.30 – 15.45 – Norva Lo – ‘Why be Moral: Motivation, Rationality and Empathy’

15.45 – 16.00 – Break (Tea and Coffee)

16.00 – 17.15 – Roger Crisp– ‘Partiality and the Dualism of Practical Reason’

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