Roles and Their Ethics (London)

September 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Philosophy Department, Open University (UK)

Venue: International Hall, University of London
London WC1N 1AS
United Kingdom


Open University (UK)
Reid Blackman
Colgate University
Luke Brunning
University of Oxford
Lancaster University
Sean Cordell
Open University (UK)
Jing Iris Hu
University of Oklahoma
Tracy Isaacs
University of Western Ontario
Diana Jeske
University of Iowa
John Simons
Birkbeck College, University of London
Thomas Smith
University of Manchester
Robert Stern
University of Sheffield
Erin Taylor
Washington and Lee University


Open University (UK)
Sean Cordell
Open University (UK)

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The various social roles we occupy (FRIEND, PARENT, BOSS, LAWYER, etc.) shape a great deal of our practical decision-making, in everyday life or at crucial junctures. This influence is under-acknowledged and poorly understood within contemporary theoretical ethics. An AHRC-funded network project over the past 18 months has been addressing this shortfall in a series of workshops. This is the culmination of that work and the main conference for the project.

All welcome. There is no expectation that you have attended previous workshops. If the peculiar ethical properties of social roles have ever intrigued you, come along!

There is a small registration fee (GBP 45) to cover catering costs. Registration is simple (it involves sending an email by Sep 20th). Details on this are on the project website, as is a fuller description of the project goals and themes, and a schedule, titles, and abstracts where we have them.

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September 20, 2017, 7:45pm BST

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