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Faculty of Philosophy

 

The Moral Sciences Club

Time: 4 pm - 5:45 pm followed by dinner (attendance for dinner must be registered in advance)
Location:  Jane Harrison Room (Newnham College) and on Zoom

Please contact the MSC secretaries if you would like to sign up to attend one of the meetings.

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

Please read the Constitution of the Moral Sciences Club. You may also be interested in 'A short History' of the Moral Sciences Club and the minutes of recent years.

The club secretaries are Nadia Ben Hassine, Adham El Shazly, Ina Jäntgen, Pablo Hubacher and Facundo Rodriguez. To contact the Moral Sciences Club email mscsec@phil.cam.ac.uk. 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 2022

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
11th October

Sophia Dandelet (University of Cambridge)

Permissivism, arbitrariness, and accuracy

Abstract

18th October

Adrian Alsmith (King’s College London)

Unmistaken: imaginative perception and illusion

Abstract

25th October Alex Fisher (University of Cambridge)

Virtual Reality as Fictional or Real (see slides for the talk)

Abstract

1st November

Mona Simion (University of Glasgow)

Evidence, Defeat, and Permissible Suspension

Abstract

8th November

[Speaker Online]

Laura Valentini (Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich) 

Rethinking Moral Claim Rights

Abstract

15th November Matthieu Queloz (Univesity of Bern)

Pragmatic Genealogy

Abstract

22nd November

Paula Keller (University of Cambridge)

Perceiving Oppression

Abstract

29th November

[Takes place in Barbara White Room (Newnham College)]

Wouter Cohen (University of Cambridge)

Title: Appreciating music

Abstract

Lent 2023

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
24th January

Sarah Paul (NYU Abu Dhabi)  

Plan B Consistency

Abstract

31st January 

[Online]

Adrian Moor (University of Oxford)

 

Armchair Knowledge: Some Kantian Reflections

Abstract

7th February

Johanna Thoma (LSE) 

Social Science, Policy and Democracy

Abstract

14th February 

Cancelled

 

21st February

Cancelled

 
28th February

Cancelled

 

7th March

Lori Watson (Washington University in St. Louis)

On Subordination

14th March 

14:00 - 15:45

Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)

The Theory of Scientific Explanation: An Obituary

Abstract

Easter 2023

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
2nd May Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh)

Playfulness as a Moral Virtue

Abstract

9th May Jan Kandiyali    (Durham University)

From Each According to Their Abilities

Abstract

16th May

Emily Thomas (Durham University)

tba

23rd May

Michael Freeden (University of Oxford)

tba

30th May

Ronja Griep (University of Cambridge)

tba