Ethics, Evil, Violence Workshop


    26th Mar 2013
    M57, Grand Parade, University of Brighton

    Ethics, Evil, Violence Workshop

Ethics, Evil and Violence: The Cases of Torture and War 

26th March 2013, University of Brighton 

Organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics & Ethics, University of Brighton, this workshop aims to explore whether torture and/or war are ever morally justifiable or not. 



10.00 – 10.30: Registration/Coffee

10.30 – 11.30: Introduction

Thomas Zoglauer, Technische Universität Cottbus

“Between Absolutism and Particularism: Moral Dilemmas Concerning Torture and War”


11.45 – 13.45: Torture Session

Uwe Steinhoff, University of Hongkong

“Trampling over the Rights of Innocents: Why Anti-Torture Absolutism is Illiberal, Un-Kantian, and Inhumane”

Bob Brecher, University of Brighton

“Why Torture is Wrong: Always, Everywhere and in All Circumstances”


13.45 – 14.45: Lunch


14.45 – 16.30: War Session

 Michael Neu, University of Brighton

“What’s happened to Rodin, the Pacifist?”

 David Rodin, University of Oxford

“After Just War Theory”

Tarik Kochi, University of Sussex

"Republics, Empires and Chickens: Just War From Above and Below"  


This conference is open to anyone who is interested in attending. Please register in advance. The registration fee is £40/£10 students/unemployed. 


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