Conference Programme


On-campus accommodation for the duration of the conference can be booked at the Event Exeter website.


Lunch is provided on the 7th July,and refreshments will be provided on both days of the conference.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 7th July 2016 at 6pm.

Travelling to Exeter

For details of how to get to Exeter, plus maps and directions, please see the University of Exeter website.


Thursday 7th July

8:30 Coffee and Registration
9:00-9:30 Introduction (Michael Hauskeller)

Mark Rowlands, What Is Moral Enhancement?

10:15-11:00 Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Enhancing Moral Enhancement Proposals 
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:15 John Danaher, Moral Uncertainty and Moral Enhancement  
12:15-13:00 John Dupré, The Spectre of Genome Editing 
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Sylvia Terbeck, Prejudice – Can We Cure It? 
14:45-15:30 Nigel Pleasants, A Situationist Approach to Moral Enhancement 
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break 
16:00-16:45 Edward Skidelsky, Moral Enhancement and the Parameters of Human Life
16:45-17:30 Lewis Coyne, Responsibility for the ‘Idea of Man’
18:00 Dinner

Friday 8th July


9:00-9:45 Walter Glannon, Moral Enhancement as a Collective Action Problem 
9:45-10:30 Brian D. Earp, From Moral Capacities to Second-Order Moral Control 
10:30-11-00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Teodora Manea, Enhancing Care
11:45-12:30 Elizabeth Shaw, Retributivism and the Moral Enhancement of Criminals
12:30-13:00 Discussion
15:00-20:00 Excursion to Fingle Gorge along the banks of the river Teign. Supper at the Fingle Bridge Inn