Program in Ethics and Public Affairs

Melissa Lane, Director

The Program in Ethics and Public Affairs (PEPA) advances the study of the moral purposes and foundations of institutions and practices—both domestic and international. PEPA seminars seek to bring the perspectives of moral and political philosophy to bear on significant issues in public affairs.


Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University of Berlin): "Moral Progress and Social Change"

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: My paper deals with a question which has repeatedly preoccupied contemporary philosophical discussion and which seems to me to be indispensable for a critical theory of society in the tradition of left-Hegelian critique in particular—namely, the question of moral progress.

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Daniel Viehoff (New York University)

Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 301 Marx Hall

Program in Ethics and Public Affairs: Allen Buchanan (Duke University)

Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 301 Marx Hall