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Most recent work in moral psychology has focused on judgments concerning strangers in strange situations (for example, the ubiquitous 'trolly' dilemma). But many moral judgments in real life concern people with whom we stand in some kind of social relationship: friends, family, teachers, students, bosses, employees, romantic partners, acquaintances, and so forth. In this talk, I'll share recent and forthcoming work on how we can explain and predict everyday human moral judgments in rich socio-relational contexts, based on an underlying framework that captures that cooperative functions that different relationships are normatively expected to serve in a given society.



Dr Brian D. Earp is the Senior Research Fellow in Moral Psychology at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center. Brian received his Ph.D. from Yale University in psychology and philosophy, with an extensive publication record in neighboring disciplines such as bioethics. With Professor Julian Savulescu, he is co-author of Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships (Stanford University Press, 2020). 



This is a hybrid event.  The seminar will be held at the Seminar Room, New Radcliffe House (2nd Floor) but can also be followed on Zoom.  

You can access the Zoom link via OxTalks at Relational Moral Psychology - Oxford Talks Or, email us at to request the link.