Tristram McPherson is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State University. The core of his research centres on foundational philosophical questions about ethics, for example, whether it can be an objective fact that an action is right (or wrong). He also thinks about substantive questions in ethics, including the ethics of our relationships to non-human animals and the ethical significance of climate change.
Alex Guerrero is the Henry Rutgers Term Chair and an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He also serves as the director of the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy. He has worked on a variety of topics in moral, legal, and political philosophy, as well as in epistemology, especially social epistemology. He has further interests in African philosophy, Latin American philosophy, and Native American philosophy.
The Ethics and Political Philosophy Interest Group and Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Interest Group welcome Katia Vavova, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College. Talk Title Moral Responsibility without Blame Abstract Philosophical orthodoxy has it that if you’re morally responsible for some bad act, you’re blameworthy for it. … Read More
The Ethics and Political Philosophy Research Interest Group welcomes Nomy Arpaly, professor of philosophy at Brown University. Professor Arpaly’s main research interests include ethics, moral psychology, action theory, and free will and her recent seminars have focused on moral psychology. Talk Title Deliberation and Fetish. Abstract We often take it … Read More
Garrett Cullity, Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide, is a moral philosopher whose work includes publications on eight broad topics in moral philosophy, including practical reasons and rationality, value and fittingness, moral epistemology, and beneficence and aid.
Maria Alvarez, professor of philosophy at King’s College London, specializes in the philosophy of action, including the metaphysics and explanation of actions. She also teaches in the field of ethics and metaethics. Her talk will focus on the work of G. E. M. Anscombe to help elucidate the question of whether nonhuman animals have moral agency.
Geoff Sayre-McCord, the Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, has worked and published extensively on moral theory, metaethics, the history of ethics, and epistemology.
Hasko von Kriegstein’s main research interests lie in business ethics and normative ethical theory. He thinks that the most promising way of defending capitalist institutions lies in showing that they are conducive to public welfare.
Professor White will deliver a talk on “Self-Prediction in Practical Reasoning” which attempts to answer the question: “Are predictions about how one will freely and intentionally behave in the future ever relevant to how one ought to behave?”
Professor Khader’s research focuses on moral and political issues relevant to women in the global South. Her work on adaptive preferences develops an approach to responding to choices made by oppressed and deprived people that perpetuate their own oppression and deprivation. She will deliver a talk titled “Transnational Feminisms and the Normativity Question”.
Professor Way’s areas of specialization are in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed. He is particularly interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across practical and epistemic domains. He will talk on “The Distinctiveness of Fittingness” (co-authored with Conor McHugh).
Rebecca Stangl is associate professor at the University of Virginia. Prof. Stangl’s research is in ethics and the history of philosophy. She will talk on the topic of “Might Self-Cultivation be a Virtue?”