EPLab • Reading Group

The Sciences of Ethics and Political Philosophy Reading Group

Organization: Filipe Nobre Faria, João Pinheiro and Frederico Carvalho.

The Sciences of Ethics and Political Philosophy Reading Group is an international monthly-assembling online reading group co-hosted by the CFCUL and the Ethics and Political Philosophy Lab (EPLab) of the IFILNOVA.

The focus of the group is on scientific approaches to the study of Ethics (such as theories of moral evolution, holocultural moral psychology, behavioural game theory, inter alia), as well as on the import of this research to metanormativity (such as topics of evolutionary ethics, experimental philosophy, inter alia) and to first-order normative ethics & even policy (such as the evo-conservativism vs. evo-liberalism debate, bioethics, empirical ethics, inter alia).

Each subsequent reading is agreed upon by the participants and should be a recent publication or mature work-in-progress paper reflecting the inter- or trans-disciplinary nature of the topics above-mentioned.

The authors of the selected papers are invited to present them at the start of the session, ahead of the debate.

We welcome participants from all disciplines and all stages of their careers to join the group.

The group meets online on Zoom. If you are interested in participating or have any other queries, please, send an e-mail titled “[The Sciences of Ethics and Political Philosophy]” to joaopinheiro [at] hotmail [.] com (João Pinheiro, co-organizer), and you will be added to the mailing list.

The group aims to meet every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 14:00 GMT, but please check the schedule below for the exact dates and times, as this might change periodically depending on availabilities.