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These seminars take place every week in term time throughout the year, on
Mondays from 4.30 to 6.30 in the Lecture Room at the Philosophy Centre,
10 Merton Street.

They are intended principally for graduate students in Philosophy and members of the Faculty of Philosophy. If you are not in one of these categories, you are very welcome when there is space in the room; please contact one of the organizers before the session.

Everyone is welcome to join the speaker for drinks after the talk, and later for dinner.


Hilary Term

January 14 CANCELLED
January 21 Geoffrey Ferrari (Oxford): ‘Supervenience and Rightmaking’ [Abstract] [Photos]
January 28 Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck): ‘The Relativity of Blame’ [Abstract] [Photos]
February 4 Neil Sinclair (Nottingham): ‘Presumptive Arguments for Moral Realism’
February 11 Richard Holton (MIT): 'Determinism, Self-Efficacy and the Phenomenology of Free Will'
February 18 Campbell Brown (Edinburgh): ‘How to Live a Life worth Living’
February 25 Kent Hurtig ( Stirling): ‘The Value of Rationality’
March 3 Sigrun Svavarsdottir ( Ohio State): ‘The Concept of Value’

Krister Bykvist
Jonas Olson

PAST SEMINARS (including photos)

Ethics Etc.

Papers delivered at the Moral Philosophy Seminar are occasionally posted and further discussed online at Ethics Etc ( This is an online forum for discussing contemporary philosophical issues in normative ethics, metaethics, moral epistemology, moral psychology, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, law, and other related areas. Its method is analytical, and it encourages the posting of new ideas and arguments that have not been fully worked out.