Centre Seminars and Events

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CEM hosts regular research seminars and events for members and visitors to discuss issues in moral and political philosophy.

Upcoming Events

In term time CEM holds a research seminar in which members of the moral and political philosophy community at Leeds and visitors from the world's top institutions in both the UK and abroad present their work. These seminars are open to all interested parties. 

In the academic year 2016/17 the seminar will be run jointly with the Centre for Aesthetics. The current schedule appears below. Further details can be found on the Leeds Philosophy Events Calendar

Semester 1

Sept 27 One-day conference "Animals and Death" (organised by the APE Collective)

Oct 5 Julian Dodd (Manchester)

Oct 12 Ulrike Heuer (Leeds)

Oct 19 Matthew Kieran (Leeds)

Oct 26 Robin LePoidevin (Leeds)

Nov 2 Andrea Viggiano (Cornell/Leeds)

Nov 9 Simon Caney (Oxford) [Joint seminar between CEM and the Political Theory and Cultural Values Group]

Nov 23 Mollie Gerver (Leeds)

Nov 30 Christopher Cowie (Cambridge)

Semester 2

Jan 25 Will Gamester (Leeds)

Feb 1 Karen Simecek (Warwick)

Feb 8 Tasia Scrutton (Leeds)

Feb 15 Aaron Meskin (Leeds)

Feb 22 Elizabeth Cripps (Edinburgh University) [Joint seminar between CEM and the Political Theory and Cultural Values Group]

March 1 Richard Rowland (Australian Catholic University) 

March 8 Anne Eaton (University of Illinois at Chicago)

March 15 Paolo Santorio (Leeds)

March 22 Thomas Schmidt (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

April 26 Jessica Isserow (Australian National University)

May 3 Jesse Tomalty (University of Bergen)

Past Events

In May 2016 CEM hosted the annual public Mangoletsi Lectures, by Rae Langton (Cambridge) on the theme of 'Doing and Undoing Things with Words'. In June 2014, CEM hosted a major international conference, 'The Moral Significance of Intentions', arising out of Ulrike Heuer's Intentions Project. In summer 2009, CEM organised a major international conference, Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams. A volume of articles based on papers at the conference, Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams, edited by Ulrike Heuer and Gerald Lang, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. 

Other recent past events hosted at Leeds in addition to the ongoing research seminar include numerous international workshops:

Dimensions of Luck (June 2015) 

The Moral Significance of Intentions (Feb 2014)

Normative Disagreement (November 2012)

Intentions  (June 2012)

Theoretical and Practical Reasons  (June 2010)

Value Concepts  (March 2010)

Naturalism: Ethical and Metaphysical  (Sept 2009)

Deference and Responsibility (May 2009)

Reasons and Values (May 2008)