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ERC Research Seminar (4): Responsibility for attitudes

2 February 2021 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm

The fourth meeting of the project’s research seminar this term (T2, 2020–21) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 2 February, 2021, online via Zoom (the possibility of convening physically will be reviewed). The link to the Zoom meeting location is available to the registered participants.

The topic for this meeting is: Responsibility for attitudes

  • Questions: Can I be morally responsible for my psychological states or attitudes, if they cannot be acquired voluntarily? What about my emotions and my character?
  • Readings:
    • Smith, Angela M. 2005. “Responsibility for Attitudes: Activity and Passivity in Mental Life.” Ethics 115: 236–71.
    • Adams, Robert Merrihew. 1985 “Involuntary Sins.” The Philosophical Review 94 (1): 3–31.

For the schedule for the whole term, see this post.


2 February 2021
4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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