MSPT seminars


Oliver Rawle
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 Oliver Rawle ( 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

Trust, Belief and Action

18 Sep 2020

The MSPT grad workshop returns with a TPR talk by Jennifer Munt.  The title of the talk is "Trust, Belief, and Action". Abstract of the talk is below at the...

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Alex Voorhoeve (LSE): Equality for Possible People: A Defence

9 Dec 2019

Abstract: Marc Fleurbaey and I have proposed a form of egalitarianism for possible people, on which we should be concerned with people’s expected well-being,...

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Marion Boulicault (MIT): Gender and the Measurement of Fertility: A Case Study in Critical Metrology

2 Dec 2019

Human fertility is in an apparent state of crisis. In July 2017, scientists reported that sperm counts among men from North America, Europe and Australia have...

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John Broome (Oxford): Incommensurateness is vagueness

25 Nov 2019

It is commonly said there can be three things, A, A+ and B, such that A+ is not better than B and B is not better than A, but A+ is better than A. This is said...

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Stephane Zuber (PSE): Discounting and intergenerational ethics

18 Nov 2019

The question of social discounting is central in intertemporal cost-benefit analysis that often shapes economists’ recommendations regarding climate policy....

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Suki Finn: MSPT Seminar - Bioethical Applications of the Metaphysics of Pregnancy

11 Nov 2019

Bioethical Applications of the Metaphysics of Pregnancy As with most areas of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), surrogacy is highly regulated. And...

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Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund): Are Probabilities Values?

4 Nov 2019

According to the fitting-attitude analysis of value (FA-analysis), to be valuable is to be a fitting object of a pro-attitude. A very similar approach can be...

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