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13-14 June 2019, St Cross College, 61 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ

Please note that it is necessary to register your attendance for this event.

We are fully booked but do have a waiting list, please email us (contact details below) to be added to the waiting list.


Steve Clarke and Julian Savulescu

Thursday 13 June 2019

09.00-09.10 Welcome/Introduction to Proceedings

09.10-10.05 David DeGrazia (George Washington University)
An Interest-Based Model of Moral Status

10.05-11.00 Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
Variable Moral Status

11.00-11.25 Coffee break

11.25-12.20 Sarah Chan (University of Edinburgh)
Chimeras, Superchimps and Post-persons: Species Boundaries and Moral Status Enhancements

12.20-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-14.25 Ruth Faden (Johns Hopkins) and Tom Beauchamp (Georgetown University)
Toward a Theory of Moral Status Inclusive of Non-Human Animals

14.25-15.20 Françoise Baylis (Dalhousie University) and Jason Robert (Arizona State University)
Inexorable Moral Confusion, Revisited

15.20-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.40 Elizabeth Harman (Princeton University)
The Ever Conscious View and the Contingency of Moral Status

16.40-17.35 Josh Shepherd (Carleton University and the Universitat de Barcelona)
The Moral Status of Conscious Subjects

Friday 14 June 2019

09.00-09.55 Ingmar Persson (University of Gothenburg and the University of Oxford)
Moral Status and Moral Significance

09.55-10.50 Udo Schuklenk (Queen’s University)
Moral Status: A Convenient Label

10.50-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.10 John Harris (University of Manchester)
The Moral Status of So-called Moral Machines

12.10-13.20 Lunch break

13.20-14.15 Frances Kamm (Rutgers University)
Moral Status and Some Nonpersons

14.15-15.10 Thomas Douglas (University of Oxford)
Is Moral Status Good for You?

15.10-15.35 Coffee break

15.35-16.30 Ben Sachs (University of St. Andrews)
The Tenuous Connection between Moral Status and Proper Political-Legal Status

16.30-17.00 Julian Savulescu and Steve Clarke (University of Oxford)
Discussion of Key Themes Emerging from the Conference


Steve Clarke: (conference programme)
Christa Henrichs: (conference registration)


Conference recordings

 Following the conference, we have published a series of audio recordings from the presentations. See our news page for more information.



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