Moral and Rational Uncertainty Workshop

Moral and Rational Uncertainty Workshop


University of Reading
October 9, 2017 7:00 am — 4:00 pm
London Road, room LO22 110

Contact Patrick Tomlin for more information.

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A REAPP workshop at the University of Reading, October 9 2017, funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy

The Workshop

All sessions are at the University of Reading, London Road campus
(not the ‘main’ Whiteknights campus).
09:00: Check-in and coffee.
University of Reading London Road, room LO22 110 (will be signposted).
09:45–11:00: ‘The Parliamentary Model of Moral Uncertainty’
Hilary Greaves (Oxford)
Chair: Brian Jabarian (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne and LSE)
11:15–12:30: ‘Egalitarianism under Ambiguity’
Thomas Rowe (Virginia Tech) and Alex Voorhoeve (LSE)
Comments: Tom Sorell (Warwick)
Chair: Susanne Burri (LSE)
12:30–1:15 Lunch
1:15–3:00: Parallel sessions
Session 1: Higher-order uncertainty
Christian Tarsney (Groningen)
Zoë A. Johnson King (Michigan)
Chair: Michela Bariselli (Reading)
Session 2: Moral uncertainty and exculpation
‘Moral Uncertainty, Normative Ethics, and Moral Worth’ by Daniel Star (Boston University)
Richard Rowland (Australian Catholic University)
Chair: Teru Thomas (Oxford)
3:15–4:30: ‘Can Effective Moral Theories Tell Us What We Ought to Do? Some Problems.’
Patrick Krystof Kaczmarek (Glasgow) and Michael Plant (Oxford)
Comments: Aart van Gils (Reading)
Chair: Fionn B. O’Donovan (Southampton)
5–6:30: ‘Does Reasonable or Justified Moral Ignorance Exculpate?’
Elizabeth Harman (Princeton)
Chair: Florian Franken Figueiredo (Reading and Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
7:15 onwards Dinner at Bhoj.
This is a non-trivial walk (0.9 miles) from the workshop site, but is in my opinion the best restaurant in Reading! The walk takes us through Reading’s ‘controversial’ architecture, from the London Road campus through the modern Oracle shopping centre, to the older brutalist area that hosts Bhoj. It is near the railway station. Buses and taxis will be available.