MSPT seminars

"The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory" in the School of Philosophy organises a lunchtime seminar every week. The MSPT seminar normally takes place on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 in Coombs seminar room D. The current convenor for the MSPT seminar series is Seth Lazar ( Recent and upcoming papers are listed below.

MSPT Seminars are announced on both the the philsoc mailing list, and the CMSPT mailing list.

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Past events

Automation, Unemployment, and Taxation - Tom Parr (Essex)

20 Aug 2018

Some believe that we should tax automation in order to slow down the rate at which capital replaces labour. One argument for this conclusion appeals to the...

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The Ethics of Sanctuary in Democratic States - Patti Tamara Lenard (Ottawa)

13 Aug 2018

I argue that the vast majority of policies adopted under the banner of ‘sanctuary’ are justified in and of themselves. The central objection that people offer...

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Against Moral Encroachment - Georgi Gardiner (Oxford)

30 Jul 2018

Moral encroachment holds that the epistemic justification of a belief can be affected by moral factors. If the belief might wrong a person or group more...

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Saving Lives and Statistical Deaths- Rahul Kumar (Queen's)

23 Jul 2018

Recent discussions of contractualism and permissible risk imposition argue that because contractualism holds aggregate welfare to have no bearing on how it is...

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No seminar this week

16 Jul 2018

No seminar this week

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No MSPT seminar

9 Jul 2018

No talk this week due to AAP conference

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MSPT Seminar- Brian Talbot (Colorado, Boulder), Why and how false moral views affect moral obligations

2 Jul 2018

People often have some degree of credence in false moral claims.  It is intuitive that, in some cases, it is morally wrong to act against these credences. ...

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