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Moral Sciences Club

The Moral Sciences Club

All meetings will be held 2.30 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. at Newnham College in the rooms shown below, followed by tea and coffee in reception at the Faculty and then dinner in the evening.

Meetings are open only to those eligible for membership of the Club. Membership shall be open to any undergraduate, graduate student or senior member of the University. Visiting scholars and other persons may become members with the consent of the Officers.

Please read the rules of the club. You may also be interested in 'A short History' of the Moral Sciences Club.  

The club secretaries are Karamvir Chadha and Cathy Mason.  To contact the Moral Sciences Club email  Join the MSC mailing list to make and receive postings to the list.

Listen and subscribe to the Moral Sciences Club podcasts on iTunes U or via RSS feed.

Michaelmas Term 2017


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
10th October

Seth Lazar (ANU)

Doing the most good: moral options and optimisation

 Barbara White room

17th October

Mark Kalderon (UCL)

The Event of Rarefaction

 Barbara White room

24th October

John Filling (Cambridge)

On Structural Injustice

 Barbara White room

31st October

Christian List (LSE)

Beyond consequentialization: How to represent moral theories in a canonical form

 Barbara White room

7th November

Victor Tadros (Warwick)

Killing and aggregation

 Barbara White room

14th November

James Hutton (Cambridge)

Epistemic normativity in Kant’s “Second Analogy”

 Barbara White room

21st November

Michelle Dempsey (Villanova)

Sex and Regret

 Barbara White room

28th November

Laura Valentini (LSE)

On public-identity disempowerment

 Barbara White room

Lent Term 2018


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
23rd January

Matthew Dougherty (Cambridge)

Skill, Role, and Virtue

Barbara White room
30th January

 Li Li Tan (Cambridge)

Against high-level features in visual phenomenology Barbara White room
6th February

 Jack Woods (Leeds)

Abductive Immodesty in Mathematics and Morality Barbara White Room
13th February

 John Gardner (Oxford)

Punishment v self-defence Barbara White room
20th February

 Larry Temkin (Rutgers)

Assessing the Goodness of Outcomes: Questioning Some Common Assumptions Barbara White room
27th February

 Cecilia Heyes (Oxford)

Barbara White room
6th March

 Anna Marmodoro (Durham)


Barbara White Room
13th March

 Sarah Moss (Michigan)


Barbara White room

Easter Term 2018


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
1st May

Mark Hopwood (Sewanee)

Doing justice to the Other

Barbara White room
8th May

Peter Railton (Michigan)

Belief, Affect, and Reliance

Barbara White room
15th May

Serene Khader (CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College)

Decolonizing Universalism: Transnational Feminisms and Political Philosophy

Barbara White room
22nd May

Rachael Wiseman (Liverpool)

Being naïve about humans and animals

Barbara White room