Most of the group’s activities are hosted by Philosophy within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but values, reasons, and reasoning about values, figure in every subject. The group is therefore disciplinarily open and aims to bring together staff from across the entire University.
This openness is reflected in the wide range of topics and questions taken up at our events, which include:
The group fosters individual and collaborative research on these and many other topics related to values and reasons. Its main activities are regular two-day events at Chicheley Hall, near to The Open University’s Milton Keynes campus (and home of the historical Royal Society) as well as ad hoc events on the Open University campus itself.
One significant sphere of activity relates to the value of heritage in war. When is it appropriate to dedicate military resources to the protection of heritage, for example? The Heritage in War project page has more information on this.
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