Uehiro Lectures 2022

Professor Peter Railton

Photograph of Professor Peter Railton

We are pleased to announce that Professor Peter Railton has kindly agreed to deliver the 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, which will take place over three consecutive Mondays in May 2022. The series title is 'Ethics and Artificial Intelligence'.

Trinity Term Weeks 3, 4 and 5.

Monday 9 May 2022

Monday 16 May 2022 (jointly arranged with Oxford's Moral Philosophy Seminars)

Monday 23 May 2022.

Timing, venue and booking details TBC.

We hope to be able to offer them as both online and in-person events. The lectures are open to the public and all will be welcome to attend.

Speaker: Peter Railton is the Kavka Distinguished University Professor and Perrin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.  His research has included ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and political philosophy, and recently he has been engaged in joint projects with researchers in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience.  Among his writings are Facts, Values, and Norms (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Homo Prospectus (joint with Martin Seligman, Roy Baumeister, and Chandra Sripada, Oxford University Press, 2016).  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, has served as President of the American Philosophical Society (Central Division), and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He has been a visiting faculty member at Princeton and UC-Berkeley, and in the UK has given the John Locke Lectures while a visiting fellow at All Souls, Oxford.

Further details to be announced shortly.

Monday 9 May 2022.

Information about lecture one will be posted shortly.

Monday 16 May 2022, jointly arranged with Oxford's Moral Philosophy Seminars.

Information about the second lecture will be posted shortly.


Monday 23 May 2022.

Information about the final lecture will be posted shortly.


Links to online resources, recordings, blog posts etc, will be available here once the lectures have concluded.

Details of Professor Railton's book for the Series will follow in due course.

Link to the Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics on the OUP website: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/category/academic/series/philosophy/uspe.do