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Manuscript Workshop: Anne Schwenkenbecher's "Collective Moral Obligations"

Academic & Research
Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:45 am – Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3:30 pm

The Political, Legal and Moral Philosophy (POLEMO) Research Group and Department of Political Science 

cordially invite you to the manuscript workshop on 

Anne Schwenkenbecher's 

"Collective Moral Obligations" 
"Collective Moral Obligations" offers a novel theory of collective moral obligations as an ethical theory of cooperation. The book defends the view that individual agents in transient or unstructured groups can collectively hold obligations, i.e. joint duties to perform an action or to produce an outcome together. This account of jointly held duties is preferable to individualist accounts which construe duties to cooperate as conditional and individual. The theory has important practical implications with regard to facing global challenges, including global poverty and climate change. 

Anne Schwenkenbecher is a Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Arts and Academic Chair of the Philosophy program at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Before joining Murdoch in June 2013, she held appointments at the University of Melbourne, the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) at Australian National University, the University of Vienna, and Potsdam University. Anne is currently a visiting fellow with the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, UK.

The workshop is organized in "Author Meets Critics" format, where assigned discussants will comment on the book chapters and the author will reply. 

The workshop conveners are Zoltan Miklosi and Jelena Belic. 



Time: June 26 - 27, 2017
Venue: Popper Room, Nador 9, 1051 Budapest 


The program is available here

 Participation is open to all. if you would like to attend, please register with Jelena Belic ( or Man-kong Li (