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.
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.