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The Enemy of the Good. Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Reading Group

We are organizing a monthly(-ish) reading group. Each meeting, we will discuss a text on moral progress (very broadly construed). Texts can be from philosophy, cognitive science, moral psychology, evolutionary theory, whatever–as long as they are relevant to the topic of moral progress.

Meetings will take place online (probably on Teams). Interested in joining us? Contact Hanno Sauer for more information. Everyone with a sincere interest in the topic of moral progress is welcome!

Schedule (further dates tba)

February 5, 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Luco, Andrés. 2019. “How Moral Facts Cause Moral Progress.” Journal of the American Philosophical Association. 5 (4): 429-448.


February 23, 16:00-18:00 (CET)
Sauer, Hanno. 2021. The End of Morality (And How to Get There). Unpublished manuscript.


March 26, 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Hopster, Jeroen. 2020. “Explaining historical moral convergence: the empirical case against realist intuitionism.” Philosophical Studies. 177 (5): 1255-1273.


April 30, 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Smyth, Nicholas. 2020. “A Genealogy of Emancipatory Values.” Inquiry, May, 1–30.