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One-Day Kamm Workshop in Oxford
By S. Matthew Liao

The Programme on the Ethics of the New Biosciences and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University, are hosting a one-day workshop on themes from Professor Frances Kamm’s work.

“Nonconsequentialism, Moral Responsibility, and Permissible Harm: Themes from Frances Kamm”
Saturday 29 November, 2008 , 11am to 7:00pm
Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University

Professor Kamm – the Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy as well as the Professor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University, and this year’s Uehiro Lecturer – will attend, and presentations will be given by:

Ralph Wedgwood (Oxford)
Caspar Hare (MIT)
Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)
Martin Peterson (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
S. Matthew Liao (Oxford)

Professor Kamm is the author of Creation and Abortion (OUP, 1992); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 1: Death and Whom to Save From It (OUP, 1993); Morality, Mortality, Vol. 2: Rights, Duties, and Status (OUP, 1996); and, most recently, Intricate Ethics (OUP, 2007). She has also published many articles on normative ethical theory and practical ethics. She has held ACLS, AAUW, NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships and has been a Fellow of the Program in Ethics and the Professions at the Kennedy School, the Center for Human Values at Princeton, and the Center for Advanced Study at Stanford. She is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Bioethics, and Utilitas and was a consultant on ethics to the World Health Organization.

Registration is free, but places are limited, so please RSVP to Vicky (Bristow) Drew, James Martin Projects Officer (, if you would like to attend this workshop.

Dr. S. Matthew Liao, Deputy Director, Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University,


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