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Faculty of Philosophy

 

The Moral Sciences Club

All meetings will be held from 2.30 p.m. to 4.15 p.m., will take place in Newnham College and will be offered as a hybrid event online. 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 Paula Keller, Alex Fisher and Ronja Griep. 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.

Please note some titles are provisional.

Michaelmas 2021

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
12th October

Lea Ypi (LSE)

‘What is political progress?’

Abstract

19th October

Neil Dewar (Cambridge)

'On Absolute Units'

Abstract

26th October Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)

'Tempted like Achilles'

Abstract

2nd November

Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University)

'Transforming Solidarities’

Abstract

9th November

C. Thi Nguyen (Utah)

'Value Capture'

Abstract

16th November

Jessie Munton (Cambridge)

'Epistemic Norms for Search Engines'

Abstract

23rd November

David Papineau (KCL)

'Knowledge and the Failings of Folk Epistemology'

Abstract

30th November Catharine Abell (Oxford)

On Buck Passing: Methodology in the Philosophy of Art

Abstract

Lent 2022

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
25th January

Franz Berto (St Andrews)

“I Wasn’t Thinking About That!” The Logic of Framing Effects

[Co-authored with Aybüke Özgün, ILLC-University of Amsterdam]

Abstract

1st February

Christopher Benzenberg (Cambridge)

Why Did the Volcano Erupt? Kant’s Bayesian Theory of Hypotheses

Abstract

8th February

Tom Shakespeare (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

What is disability?

Abstract

15th February [CANCELLED]

Wouter Cohen (Cambridge)

Listening to works of music

Abstract

22nd February [CANCELLED]

Emily Thomas (Durham)

The Specious Present in English Philosophy 1749-1785: Theories and Experiments in Hartley, Priestley, Tucker, and Watson

Abstract

1st March [CANCELLED]

Jonathan Rée

Wild Philosophy

Abstract

8th March

Emma Curran (Cambridge)

Catastrophic Risk and the Complaints of Future People

Abstract

15th March

Jane Heal (Cambridge)

The Singular Ownership Claim

Abstract

Easter 2022

 

Date

Speaker & University Title of Talk
3rd May Andrew Chignell (Princeton)

The primacy of the practical (and is Kant an early encroacher?)

Abstract

10th May Derek Matravers (Open University)

Empathy and Feeling the Emotions of Others

Abstract

17th May

Alex Broadbent (Durham)

Was lockdown racist?

Abstract

24th May

Ruth Chang (Oxford)

Hard Choices

Abstract

31st May

Sofía Meléndez Gutiérrez (Cambridge)

Fictionalism and Empty Names

Abstract