Past events

18
Jul
2024

In defence of Pigou-Dalton for chances - Orri Stefánsson

Orri defends a weak version of the Pigou–Dalton principle for chances. The principle says that it is better to increase the survival chance of a person who is...
04
Jul
2024

Pleasure Fundamentalism - Neil Sinhababu

Pleasure fundamentalism is the view that moral value is pleasure and this explains all other moral facts. This talk presents two arguments for pleasure...
03
Jul
2024

Behavioural modernity: Reframing the idea, or Past its Use-By Date?

Join us for a groundbreaking exploration of the concept of behavioural modernity. Behavioral Modernity is a concept that has been used principally by...
27
Jun
2024

Patching up and tearing apart the Hart-Rawls Principle of Fairness- Richard Arneson

In 1955 HLA Hart asserted a norm that he said was a source of special rights and obligations, not generated by consent, that rendered political obligation...
20
Jun
2024

Aesthetic Appreciation, Aesthetic Judgments, and Love (coauthored with Joel Van Fossen) - Daniel Star

Aesthetic appreciation is a mental process, while aesthetic judgment is a mental state. This paper explores some interesting mistakes that arise in aesthetics...
13
Jun
2024

Liberalism as a Way of Life - Alexandre Lefebvre

This presentation is based on Professor Lefebvre's new book, Liberalism as a Way of Life, and about how liberal values and practices can be the basis for a...
06
Jun
2024

How Many Empathies Are There? A Puzzle About Co-Experienced Emotions - Heidi Maibom

Anybody familiar with the empathy literature will know that everybody’s busy distinguishing one form of empathy from others. And whereas it would certainly be...

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