Frances Kamm Graduate Masterclass

Professor F M Kamm will give a graduate masterclass on some of her recent work. The event is open to all, but HDR students are particularly encouraged to attend, and will be prioritised in the discussion.

Session 1 will take place between 1pm and 2.20pm. The focus will be Professor Kamm's work in progress “The Place of Self in Duty and Supererogation”

Abstract: This paper examines certain of Derek Parfit’s views in his On What Matters(vol. 3) on the relation between not harming, aiding, and making personal sacrifices to achieve each. It compares his views with those of Frances Kamm on supererogation and obligation and considers possible implications of their views for some puzzling cases.

Session 2 will take place, after a short break, between 2.40pm and 4pm. Its focus will be chapter 7 of Kamm's forthcoming book, Almost Over: Aging, Dying, Death. The chapter, which addreses issues to do with the ethics of assisted suicide, will be circulated to registered attendees of the masterclass at the end of June.

Date & time

Wed 17 Jul 2019, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Coombs Ext Rm 1.04


Frances Kamm

Event series


School of Philosophy


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