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Workshop on Empirically-Informed Ethics

When:Th 04-07-2013 at 11:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy

Empirical findings, in particular in psychology, increasingly attract attention among moral philosophers. Although their relevance is rarely disputed, how they bear on moral questions and how much weight they should be given remains controversial. The contributors to this workshop explore how empirical findings can be used to advance our understanding of moral reasoning and moral justification. If you would like to take part in this workshop, please register before July 2nd by contacting Peter Timmerman.

  • Frank Hindriks (University of Groningen): Intuitions, Gut Feelings, and Moral Knowledge
  • Peter Timmerman (University of Groningen): Contract Theory and Perspective-Taking
  • Hanno Sauer (University of Tilburg): Moral Intuitions and Moral Foundations
  • Maureen Sie (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Moral Hypocrisy and Reasons
PhD defence

The workshop will be followed by the public defence of Peter Timmerman's dissertation Thinking About Agreement: The Empirical Plausibility of Moral Contract Theory, at 16.15 in the Aula of the Academy Building of the University of Groningen.