The Moral and Political Legacy of Bernard Williams

bernard williams


21st April

2:30 p. m. – 3:30 p. m. | Miranda Fricker: “The Humanistic Discipline”

3:30 p. m. – 4:30 p. m. | Timothy Chappell: "Encounters with Values"

4:30 p. m. – 5:00 p. m. | Break

5:00 p. m. – 6:30 p. m. | Nakul Krishna: “Alternatives to Moral Theory”
Elianna Fetterolf: “Remorse beyond the Morality System”
Adrian Moore: “Replies to Nakul Krishna and Elianna Fetterolf

22nd April

9:30 a. m. – 10:45 a. m. | Simon Blackburn: “Bernard Williams, Adam Smith, and the Peculiar Piacular”

10:45 a. m. – 11:15 a. m. | Break

11:15 a. m. – 12:15 a. m. | Roger Crisp: “D’où Venons-Nous ... Que Sommes-Nous ... Où Allons-Nous? Williams on Moral Luck”

2:00 p. m. – 3:00 p. m. |  Alan P. Thomas: “Williams's Political Psychology: Between Realism and Moralism?”

3:00 p. m. – 4:00 p. m. | Edward Harcourt: “Consequentialism and Moral Emotion’”

4:00 p. m. – 4: 30 p. m. | Break

4:30 p. m. – 5:30 p. m. | Paul Russell: “Hume, Williams, and ‘the Morality System’”

Organiser: Lorenzo Greco (EC Marie Curie Fellow in Philosophy, University of Oxford; Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, Oxford; Early Career Fellow, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)

Registration is free. For any question please email

The conference is funded by The Mind Association, with the collaboration of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities


Affections and Ethics

Audience: Open to all