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Center for Ethics and Metaethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds

30 June to 2 July
Venue: University of Leeds, Devonshire Hall
Further information:


Tuesday, 30 June

9:30 – 11:15 Susan Wolf (UNC, Chapel Hill): ‘“One Thought Too Many”: Love, Morality and the Ordering of Commitment’

Respondent: Brad Hooker (Reading)

15 min coffee break

11:30 – 1:15 Philip Pettit (Princeton): ‘The Inescapability of Consequentalism’

Respondent: Roger Crisp (Oxford)

Lunchbreak until 2:15

2:15 – 4 Jay Wallace (UC Berkeley): ‘Regret, Justification and Value. Reflection on Themes from “Moral Luck”’

Respondent: Alison Hills (Oxford)

15 min coffee break

4:15 – 6 Jonathan Dancy (Reading & Austin): TBA

Respondent: Michael Ridge (Edinburgh)

6:30 Wine Reception

7:30 Dinner at Devonshire Hall

Wednesday, 1 July

9:30 – 11:15 Joseph Raz (Oxford & Columbia): ‘Agency and Luck’

Respondent: David Enoch (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

15 min coffee break

11:30 – 1:15 Michael Smith (Princeton): ‘Internal Reasons and the Metaphysics of Responsibility’

Respondent: Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)


Visiting the Brontës: Trip to Haworth.

Bus leaving from the conference venue at 2:30pm (arriving at about 3pm).
Brontë Museum is open until 5pm.
Opportunity to go walking – bring sensible shoes. (Walking to the Brontë Falls takes about 1hr one way from Haworth; if you walk on a little further, you’ll get to Faux Wuthering Heights, ‘Top Withins’.)
Special interests: Explore Haworth’s steam engine railway / tea houses / old village.
Gather for drinks and dinner at the Weavers restaurant in Haworth by 6:30pm.
Back to Leeds (by bus) at 10:30pm or thereabouts.

Thursday, 2 July

9:30 – 11:15 Sarah Broadie (St Andrews): ‘Truth and Story in Plato’s Timaeus-Critias’

Respondent: James Lenman (Sheffield)

15 min coffee break

11:30 – 1:15 Samuel Scheffler (NYU): ‘The Good of Toleration’

Respondent: Gerald Lang (Leeds)

Lunchbreak until 2:15

2:15 – 4 John Broome (Oxford): ‘Williams’ Deontic Theory’

Respondent: Ralph Wedgwood (Oxford)


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