Workshop Thomas Reid on Ethics

  • In preparation for the volume: Sabine Roeser (ed.) (2009), Reid on Ethics, Series Philosophers in Depth, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Invited papers only.
  • Online registration is now possible (see below).

Please note that adjacent to this conference, there is another ethics-conference in Delft that you might want to attend: Conference ‘Ethics, Technology & Identity‘.

Provisional program

8.30-9.15 Registration, coffee/tea
9.15-9.30 Sabine Roeser Thomas Reid on Ethics (opening)
9.30-10.30 Keith Lehrer Reid and the Moral Faculty
10.30-10.45 Coffee/tea
10.45-11.45 Esther Kroeker Reid on the Moral Sense and Moral Perception
11.45-12.45 Marion Ledwig Reid and Modern Theories of Emotions
12.45-14.00 Lunch (TPM-restaurant)
14.00-15.00 Douglas McDermid Scotching Necessities:
How Reid took Liberties with Common Sense
15.00-16.00 James Harris Reid on Hume on Justice
16.00-16.15 Coffe/tea
16.15-17.15 Gordon Graham The Significance of Reid’s Practical Ethics
17.15-18.00 Drinks
18.30-21.30 Dinner at Café de V in downtown Delft


Philosophy Department, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
To be more exact: Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft. Room a1.270 / GDR (Group Decision Room).

This is a map of the campus:
Map of the campus
The TPM-building is building nr 31 on the map.

For more information about trains in the Netherlands (for example, from Schiphol Airport to Delft and back), see the journey planner of the Dutch Railways.


It is now possible to registrate for this workshop. Please use the following registration form. Registration including meals and drinks are free. For more information on accommodation, see here.


This workshop is organized by our member Sabine Roeser.

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