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The University of Southampton

British Society for Ethical Theory Annual Conference Event

13 - 14 July 2015
Hartley Suite, Building 38 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Alex Gregory at .

Event details

The British Society for Ethical Theory is an academic society dedicated to philosophical research in ethics. Our annual conference is the leading forum for the discussion of ethical theory in the UK philosophy calendar.

All talks and Refreshments are in the Hartley Suite, Building 38, Highfield Campus, unless otherwise noted.


Monday 13th July

12.00 - 1.00: Registration and Lunch

1.00 - 1.10: Welcome

1.10 - 2.20: Garrett Cullity (Adelaide) - Wellbeing as Autonomous Flourishing

2.20 - 3.30: Anca Gheaus (Sheffield) - The Right to Parent and Duties Concerning Future Generations

3.30 - 4.00: Tea and Coffee

4.00 - 5.10: Adina Preda (Limerick) Can There Be Positive Human Rights?

5.15 - 6.45: Keynote Speaker - Baroness Onora O'Neill Between Privacy and Transparency

7.30 - Late: Conference Dinner: Terrace Restaurant, Building 38


Tuesday 14th July

8.00 - 9.00: Breakfast for overnight guests: Piazza, building 38

9.00 - 9.30: Tea and Coffee

9.30 - 10:40: Brian McElwee (Oxford) What is Demandingness?

10.40 - 11.50: Errol Lord (Pennsylvania) Justifying Partiality

11.50 - 1.10: Lunch

1.10 - 2.20: Melis Erdur (NYU) A Moral Argument Against Moral Realism

2.20 - 3.30: Nick Smyth (Brown) The Function of Morality

3.30 - 4.00: Tea and Coffee

4.00 - 5.10: Bernhard Salow (MIT) Perspectival Luck

5.15 - 6.45: Keynote Speaker: Professor Shelly Kagan (Yale) What is the Opposite of Well-Being?

7.30: Cafeteria style dinner: Blue Room, Building 30



Registration: £80 - includes teas, coffees, Monday and Tuesday lunch

Conference dinner on Monday evening: £30

Cafeteria-style dinner on Tuesday evening: £17 + drinks

En-suite accommodation including breakfast: £35 / night

To register please click here.

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Accessibility Information

  • All above locations are wheelchair accessible and have accessible toilets. However, note that Glen Eyre halls has no lifts, so please let us know when registering if you require ground floor accommodation.
  • There are parking spaces for blue badge holders near the building.
  • An induction loop system is available - please let us know in advance if you require this.
  • Personal assistants may attend free of charge - please provide details when registering.


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