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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (8): Justifications and excuses

10 March 2020, 3:30 PM5:30 PM GMT

The eighth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 15.30 to 17.30, on Tuesday 10 March, 2020, in Room G27, on the ground floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU (Note the change of venue and time).

For this meeting, we will focus on questions about justifications and excuses: How are justification and excuse related to each other? Is one concept more basic than the other? How do they exculpate, or mitigate culpability?


  • Gardner, John. 1998. “The gist of excuses.” Buffalo Criminal Law Review 1 (575). Repr. in Offences and Defences: Selected Essays in the Philosophy of Criminal Law (Oxford UP, 2007).
  • Austin, J. L. 1956–7. “A Plea for Excuses.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 57: 1–30. Repr. in Philosophical Papers (3rd edn.; eds. J. O. Urmson and G. J. Warnock; Oxford UP, 1979).

John Hyman will introduce the topic.

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


10 March 2020
3:30 PM–5:30 PM GMT
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Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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