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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (1): Practical reasoning

9 January 2019, 10:00 AM12:00 PM GMT

The first meeting of the project research seminar will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 9 January, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square).

For this meeting, we will focus on practical reasoning. The target readings are:

  • Anscombe, G. E. M. 1989. “Practical Inference” (originally “Von Wright on Practical Inference”). In The Philosophy of Georg Henrik von Wright (eds. P. A. Schlipp and L. E. Hahn; Open Court). Repr. in G. E. M. Anscombe, Human Life, Action and Ethics: Essays by G. E. M. Anscombe (eds. Mary Geach and Luck Gormally; Imprint, 2005).
  • Dancy, Jonathan. 2018. Practical Shape. Oxford UP. Ch. 1 “What Is the (Supposed) Problem about Practical Reasoning?” and ch. 2 “How Practical Reasoning Is Possible.” Available (by subscription) on Oxford Scholarship Online.

Jonathan Dancy will be present at the seminar.


9 January 2019
10:00 AM–12:00 PM GMT
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Department of Philosophy, UCL
19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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