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ERC Research Seminar (6): Responsibility and Negligence

23 February 2021, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

The sixth meeting of the project’s research seminar this term (T2, 2020–21) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 23 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 and Negligence

  • Questions: Should liability to criminal punishment be conditional on the presence of a mental element? Is negligence a state of mind? Does the Rational Functioning Principle provide a better explanation of responsibility for negligence than the Guidance Principle?
  • Readings:
    • Raz, Joseph. 2011. “Responsibility and the Negligence Standard.” Chap. 13 in From Normativity to Responsibility, 255–69. Oxford, UK: Oxford UP.
    • Hart, H. L. A. 2008. “Negligence, Mens Rea, and Criminal Responsibility.” Chap. 6 in Punishment and responsibility: essays in the philosophy of law (2nd edn.), 136–57. Oxford, UK: Oxford UP.

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


23 February 2021
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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