Past events

22
Feb
2018

Renee Bolinger (ANU): The Moral Grounds Of Mistaken Self-Defense

Mistaken self-defense presents a puzzle: in at least some cases agents are intuitively justified in imposing defensive harm on an apparent aggressor, despite (...
07
Dec
2017

Gerard Vong (Emory): Diagnosing a Methodological Error in Distributive Fairness Debates: Lotteries, Pluralism and An Impossibility Result

Preceded by a pre-talk for graduate students, 1:30PM Benjamin LibraryAbstract and simplified thought experiments are an important methodological tool in...
30
Nov
2017

Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

Abstract forthcoming.
28
Nov
2017

Anchoring Narratives

Philosophers and scientists often engage in historical reconstruction, outlining sweeping narratives on topics such as the evolution of cognition, language,...
23
Nov
2017

John Broome (ANU)

Abstract: Philosophers often fail to separate rationality from normativity as sharply as they should. One reason is that the word 'reason' can be used to...
13
Nov
2017

Sam Shpall (Sydney): Against Romanticism

Romantic views hold that love is an outlier in moral psychology because of its immunisation from rational norms. Such views are historically robust,...

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