Departmental Seminar: Relational Moral Psychology
Dr Brian Earp, The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Departmental Seminar Series Hybrid event
Monday, 17 October 2022, 2pm to 3pm
Hosted by Professor Fabian Grabenhorst
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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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).
TO JOIN THE TALK
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.