PhD Defence: Moral Change

Cecilie Eriksen defends her PhD thesis: Moral Change - Wittgenstein, Law and the Dynamics of Ethics.

02.11.2017 | Michael Schrøder

Dato ons 06 dec
Tid 15:00 17:30
Sted Aarhus University, building 1324, lecture hall 011

Cecilie Eriksen

Not so long ago in Denmark it was a parent’s moral duty and legal right to punish children physically, if they misbehaved.

Today, chastisement is considered morally bad and forbidden by law. This is an example of a moral change.

But how should we philosophically understand moral change and the dynamics leading to it?

The dissertation demonstrates how the practice of law can help us find an answer.

Topic of the lecture:

Moral Change - Wittgenstein, Law and the Dynamics of Ethics


The assessment committee:

  • Reader Sylvie Delacroix, Faculty of Laws, University College London
  • Professor Jonathan Lear, Division of the Humanities, The University of Chicago
  • Professor Per Andersen, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University (Chair)


After the defence the Department of Law will host a reception in building 1414, room 311.

Everyone is welcome.

More information

Cita Dyveke Kristensen,  PhD Secretary
The Department of Law
Aarhus BSS - Aarhus University