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The new methods of ethics, conference 2

ERI Building - G51 (Ground Floor)
Wednesday 4 January (13:00) - Thursday 5 January 2017 (16:30)

The main goal of this conference is to showcase some of the best recent work taking part in the new methodological debates in moral philosophy.

For further details, contact: Jussi Suikkanen:

Provisional schedule

Wednesday 4 January

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Christopher Cowie (Cambridge) Metanormativity as a Method
  • 14.30 - 16.00 Keynote: Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota) Empirical Psychology and Normative Ethics: How Humean Constructivism Makes Progress
  • 16.15 - 17.30 James Lenman (Sheffield) The Politics of Objectivity

Thursday 5 January

  • 9.30 - 11.00 Keynote: Tristram McPherson (Ohio State University) Methodology in Ethics without Cartesian Ambitions
  • 11.15 - 12.30 Jessica Flanigan (University of Richmond) Viewpoint Diversity and Political Philosophy
  • 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30 - 15.00 Keynote: Ralph Wedgwood (USC) The Morality of Essentially Interpersonal Values
  • 15.15 - 16.30 Matthew Silverstein (NYU Abu Dhabi) Revisionist Metaethics

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 to book a place.

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