The Moral Psychology of Contempt Workshop

April 29th, 2016 (All day) - April 30th, 2016 (All day)
Corliss Bracket, 45 Prospect Street, Room 106

Co-sponsored by Ethical Inquiry, the Moral Psychology of Contempt Workshop will take place on April 29th and 30th from 9:15AM to 5:15PM in room 106 of Corliss-Brackett, 45 Prospect Street.

The workshop will bring together both philosophers and psychologists from Brown's faculty, as well as prominent philosophers and psychologists from other institutions to discuss research on the topic of the moral psychology of contempt. The status and function of contempt as a moral emotion has emerged as a pressing question in both contemporary ethics and descriptive moral psychology.  This workshop features presentations and commentaries from Kate Abramson, Indiana University; Felicia Nimue Ackerman, Brown University; Nomy Arpaly, Brown University; Macalester Bell, Bryn Mawr College; Zac Cogley, Northern Michigan University; Bertram Malle, Brown University; Michelle Mason, University of Minnesota and Brown University; Ira Roseman, Rutgers University and David Sussman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is pre-read.  So please email Emma Kirby at for access to papers.

David Sussman and Felicia Nimue Ackerman have swapped places on the schedule.  Please see the updated schedule below.

Click here for a schedule of the Workshop