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Southampton Ethics Centre June 2018 Update

Published: 6 June 2018

This is a reminder of a couple of conferences that the SEC is supporting in the next few weeks.

‘Kant and Moral Demandingness’ conference

Thursday 7th – Friday 8th June

Building 65, Lecture Theatre C

Speakers include Robert Stern (Sheffield), Martin Sticker (Trinity College Dublin), Alice Pinheiro Walla (Bayreuth), Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi), Joe Saunders (Leeds), Christopher Macleod (Lancaster), Charlotte Newey (Warwick) and Brian McElwee (Southampton).

Part of the joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government”, run by Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Andrew Stephenson (Southampton).

Organiser: Brian McElwee

For further details:

‘The Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Motherhood’ conference

Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd June

Building 65, Lecture Theatres B and C, and Room 1163

Speakers include Barbara Katz Rothman (CUNY), Sarah LaChance Adams (Wisconsin), Maggie Little (Georgetown), Clare Murphy (British Pregnancy Advisory Service), Guy Rohrbaugh (Auburn), Stella Villarmea (Alcala), Elselijn Kingma (Southampton) and Fiona Woollard (Southampton).

Also supported by the Aristotelian Society, the Society for Applied Philosophy, the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Analysis Committee, and the Society for Women in Philosophy UK.

Organiser: Suki Finn

For further details:


Colleagues may also be interested in the following events: the first is the latest in a series of annual conferences alternating between Southampton and Humboldt University, Berlin, and previously sponsored by the SEC, while the second is a further event run by the Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project.

Humboldt-Southampton Normativity Conference 2018

Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th June

Humboldt University, Berlin

Speakers include Daniel Drucker (Michigan), Davide Fassio (Hangzhou), Katharina Felka (Graz), Nick Hughes (Durham), Oded Na’aman (Stanford), Franziska Poprawe (Oxford), Gideon Rosen (Princeton), Moritz Schulz (Hamburg), Holly Smith (Rutgers), Conor McHugh (Southampton) and Jonathan Way (Southampton).

Also sponsored by the KOSMOS-program of Humboldt University.

 Organisers: Jan Gertken, Benjamin Kiesewetter, Thomas Schmidt

For further details and registration: 

‘Kantian Perspectives on Autonomy and Normativity: Theoretical Foundations’ conference

Monday 25th – Tuesday 26th June

Building 65, Lecture Theatre B

Speakers include Ralf Bader (Oxford), Claudi Brink (UCSD), John Callanan (KCL), Yoon Choi (Marquette), Max Edwards (UCSD), Richard Evans (Imperial), Sacha Golob (KCL), Anil Gomes (Oxford), Jessica Leech (KCL), Robert Watt (Cambridge) and Andrew Stephenson (Southampton).

Organiser: Andrew Stephenson

For further details:

To register, please email Andrew Stephenson (

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