The idea of evil: secular approaches

November 22, 2012 - November 23, 2012
University of Manchester

Arthur Lewis Building
United Kingdom


Gideon Calder
University of Wales, Newport
Paul Formosa
Macquarie University
Eve Garrard
University of Manchester
Shlomit Harrosh
Shalom Hartman Institute
Matthew H. Kramer
Cambridge University
Adam Morton
University of British Columbia
University of Sydney
Stephen de Wijze
University of Manchester

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Thursday 22  November

Registration   9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:30 Luke Russell (The University of Sydney)

Evil and the Qualitative Difference Revisited

Commentator:  Richard Child (University of Manchester)

11:30 – 11.45 Break - tea/coffee

11.45 – 13.15   Eve Garrard (University of Manchester)

Speak No Evil?

Commentator:  Philip Cole (University of Wales, Newport)

13.15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30  Matthew Kramer (University of Cambridge)

A Theory of Evil

Commentator:  Hillel Steiner   (University of Manchester)

15:30 – 15:45  Break – tea/coffee

15:45 – 17:15  Gideon Calder (University of Wales, Newport)

Agency, social structures and secular evil

Commentator:  Steve Cooke (University of Manchester)

Drinks 17:15- 18:30

19:00  Dinner

Friday  23 November

10:00 – 11.30  Paul Formosa (Macquarie University)

Evils, Wrongs, and Dignity

Commentator:  Garvan Walshe (University of Manchester)

11.30 – 11.45 Break - tea/coffee

11.45 – 13.15   Shlomit Harrosh (Shalom Hartman Institute)

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A Moral Victory over Evil?

Commentator:  Harry Lesser (University of Manchester)

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30   Stephen de Wijze (University of Manchester)

Political Evil – Warping the Moral Landscape

Commentator:  Tom Porter (University of Manchester)

15:30- 15:45   Tea

15:45- 17:15   Adam Morton (University of British Columbia)

Small-Scale Evil

Commentator:  Chris Daly (University of Manchester)

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  • Academics £50
  • Students £25                 

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