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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 Annie Bosse, Benjamin Marschall and Lucy McDonald.  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 2018


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
9th October

Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)

Choosing for Changing Selves

 Jane Harrison room

16th October

Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers)

Ground Functionalism

 Jane Harrison room

23rd October

Alex Kaiserman (Oxford)

Degrees of Free Will

 Jane Harrison room

30th October

Yael Loewenstein (Cambridge/ Houston)

Against the Standard Solution to the Grandfather Paradox

 Jane Harrison room

6th November

Kimberlee Brownlee (Warwick)

Getting Rights out of Wrongs

 Jane Harrison room

13th November

Nilanjan Das (UCL)

Externalism and Exploitability

 Jane Harrison room

20th November

Angelika Kratzer (UMass Amherst)

What’s an Epistemic Modal Anyway?

 Jane Harrison room

27th November

Nick Stang (Toronto)

Linguistic Frameworks and Experience: Old Problems for Neo-Carnapians

 Jane Harrison room

Lent Term 2019


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
22nd January

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck)

Fiction and Emotion: The Normative Question

Jane Harrison room
29th January

Anna Marmodoro (Durham/Oxford)

Forms and Structure in Plato’s Metaphysics Jane Harrison room
5th February

Cecilia Heyes (Oxford)

Cognitive Gadgets Jane Harrison room
12th February

Cathy Mason (Cambridge)

Humility and Moral Development Jane Harrison room
19th February

Adrian Haddock (Stirling)

The First Person, and its Significance Jane Harrison room
26th February

Øystein Linnebo (Oslo)

Generality explained Jane Harrison room
5th March

Liam Kofi Bright (LSE)

The Scientist Qua Scientist Makes No Assertion

Jane Harrison room
12th March

Karamvir Chadha (Cambridge)

Conditional Consent

Jane Harrison room

Easter Term 2019


Speaker & UniversityTitle of TalkLocation
30th April Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State)

Responsibilities and Taking on Responsibility

Jane Harrison room
7th May Jennifer Saul (Sheffield)

Norms of Racial Discourse in the Age of Trump

Jane Harrison room
14th May

Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)

Love, Rationality, and Arbitrariness

Jane Harrison room
21st May

Pekka Väyrynen (Leeds)

Normative Explanation and Justification

Jane Harrison room