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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (6): Responsiveness to reasons

25 February 2020, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

The sixth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 25 February, 2020, in Room 243, on the second floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU (Note the change of venue). .

For this meeting, we will focus on questions about responsiveness to reasons: Does moral responsibility depend on the availability of alternative possible courses of action? What is the connection between rationality and responsibility?


  • Wolf, Susan. 1987. “Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility.” In Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology (ed. Ferdinand Schoeman; Cambridge UP), 46–62.
  • Frankfurt, Harry G. 1971. “Freedom of the will and the concept of a person.” Journal of Philosophy 68: 5–20. Repr. in The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays (Cambridge UP, 1998).

Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette will introduce the topic.

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


25 February 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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