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Schedule for Kamm Reading Group
By S. Matthew Liao

The Kamm Reading Group will kick off in about a week’s time. Each Friday, a commentator will provide a summary of a chapter and some points for consideration. The post will then be open for discussion. We have a very nice line up of commentators. So do join us for the discussions and let your colleagues know about this event.

The schedule is as follows:

Ch. 1 July 6 – S. Matthew Liao (Oxford) : Nonconsequentialism
Ch. 2 July 13 – Toby Ord (Oxford) : Aggregation and two moral methods
Ch. 3 July 20 – Daniel Star (ANU) : Intention, harm, and the possibility of a unified theory
Ch. 4 July 27 – David Wasserman (Yeshiva) : The doctrines of double and triple effect and why a rational agent need not intend the means to his end
Ch. 5 Aug 3 – Dan Moller (Johns Hopkins/Maryland) : Toward the essence of nonconsequentialist constraints on harming : modality, productive purity, and the greater good working itself out
Ch. 6 Aug 10 – Nir Eyal (Harvard) : Harming people in Peter Unger’s Living high and letting die
Ch. 7 Aug 17 – Guy Kahane (Oxford) : Moral status
Ch. 8 Aug 24 – Nick Shackel (Oxford) : Rights beyond interests
Ch. 9 Aug 31 – Rebecca Roache (Oxford) : Conflicts of rights : a typology
Ch. 10 Sept 7 – Neil Levy (Melbourne and Oxford) : Responsibility and collaboration
Ch. 11 Sept 14 – Tom Douglas (Oxford) : Does distance matter morally to the duty to rescue?
Ch. 12 Sept 21 – Thom Brooks (Newcastle) : The new problem of distance in morality
Ch. 13 Sept 28 – Julian Savulescu (Oxford) : Peter Singer’s ethical theory
Ch. 14 Oct 5 – Michael Otsuka (UCL) : Moral intuitions, cognitive psychology, and the harming/not-aiding distinction
Ch. 15 Oct 12 – Mark Sheehan (Oxford) : Harms, losses, and evils in Gert’s moral theory
Ch. 16 Oct 19 – Rahul Kumar (Queen’s, CA) : Owing, justifying, and rejecting

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, Faculty of Philosophy/21st Century James Martin School, at Oxford University for sponsoring this event.


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