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July 2020

[CANCELLED] CONF – Wittgenstein: Law and Action (British Wittgenstein Society)

24 July 202025 July 2020
Surrey Centre for Law & Philosophy, University of Surrey School of Law, Frank Whittle Building, 5th Floor
Guildford, GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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The 11th annual conference of the British Wittgenstein Society is organised in collaboration with the University of Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy, and is on "Wittgenstein: Law and Action." The conference will explore issues in the philosophy of action and the philosophy of law, as they arise in relation to Wittgenstein’s work or in the work of philosophers writing within the Wittgensteinian tradition, e.g. Anscombe, Hart, White, Raz, Kenny. Along with Vincent Descombes, Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov, Anthony Duff, Dennis Patterson,…

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Guyora Binder and Bethany Cates (Buffalo) – “The Empty Idea of Content-Independence” (Virtual Hart Seminar, Surrey)

29 July 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Surrey Centre for Law & Philosophy, University of Surrey School of Law, Frank Whittle Building, 5th Floor
Guildford, GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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The Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy is holding an online Hart Seminar by Guyora Binder and Bethany Cates (Buffalo), on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 16:00–18:00 BST: About this Event Please join us in welcoming Guyora Binder and Bethany Cates for their paper, 'The Empty Idea of Content-Independence', our final talk of the unique 2019-2020 academic year. Abstract Legal positivists generally hold that since law need not be authorized or constrained by morality, it can direct its subjects to do…

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September 2020

RoR WS – Mistakes, Ignorance, and Blameworthiness

1 September 2020 @ 5:00 pm2 September 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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RoR will sponsor a research workshop on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 September 2020, online via Zoom. The workshop is organised by Claire Field, one of RoR’s post-doctoral research fellows, and it examines the relationship between mistakes, ignorance and blameworthiness. The speakers are: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff), Nathan Biebel (Tulane), Zoë Johnson King (USC), and Holly Smith (Rutgers). Their papers will be circulated two weeks in advance of the workshop. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance. For more details, see this post. To register your interest in attending, please visit this Eventbrite page.  

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October 2020

John Hyman – “Truth and Truthfulness in Painting” (London Aesthetics Forum)

7 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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John Hyman, RoR's PI, will give a talk at the London Aesthetics Forum meeting on Wednesday 7 October 2020, 16.00–18.00 (UK time), on Zoom. Here is the abstract for the talk: In Truth and Truthfulness, Bernard Williams examines a “suspicion about truth itself”, which he claims is “very prominent in modern thought and culture”. I shall examine a similar “suspicion” in the theory of art, and discuss the bearing of truth and truthfulness in painting on the theory of truth itself.…

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John Hyman – “Knowledge and Belief” (Warwick “Knowledge and Belief” seminar)

8 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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John Hyman, RoR's PI, will give a talk based on his 2017 paper “Knwoledge and Belief,” at the Zoom seminar, Knowledge and Belief: Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives, organised by Lucy Campbell and Simon Wimmer at Warwick, on Thursday 8 October 2020, 15.00–17.00 (UK time). Anyone who is interested in this talk and/or the seminar series should contact Lucy Campbell or Simon Wimmer. Here is the abstract of Hyman's paper: In this article, I oppose the view that knowledge is a…

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Gideon Yaffe (Yale) – “Intoxication, Recklessness, and Negligence” (Greenberg’s Leverhulme ECF seminar))

15 October 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm
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The first meeting of Belief in Philosophy and the Criminal Law, a seminar series run by Dr Alexander Greenberg, who is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at UCL working with RoR’s PI John Hyman, is on Thursday, 15 October, 17.00–18.30 (UK time) on Zoom. Gideon Yaffe (Yale) will discuss “Intoxication, Recklessness, and Negligence.” This is a read-in-advance session. Anyone interested in attending should email Dr Greenberg, with ‘Criminal Law and the Mind registration’ in the subject line, to be added to the…

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Dana Kay Nelkin (UC San Diego) – “Quality of Will and Control: Concepts and Conceptions” (RoR special lecture #4)

27 October 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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The fourth lecture in the series of special invited lectures for Roots of Responsibility will be given by Professor Dana Kay Nelkin (UC San Diego), from 16.00–18.00 UK time on Tuesday 27 October, 2020. It will be streamed online via Zoom. For details of this lecture, see this post. All are welcome, but registration is essential; if you are interested in attending, please register from the Eventbrite page. --- Quality of Will and Control: Concepts and Conceptions Abstract: Two big ideas have taken center…

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Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst) – “Legal insanity and moral knowledge” (Greenberg’s Leverhulme ECF seminar))

29 October 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm
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The second meeting of Belief in Philosophy and the Criminal Law, a seminar series run by Dr Alexander Greenberg, who is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at UCL working with RoR’s PI John Hyman, is on Thursday, 29 October, 17.00–18.30 (UK time) on Zoom. Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst) will present a paper entitled: “Legal insanity and moral knowledge: Why is a lack of moral knowledge related to a mental illness exculpatory?” Anyone interested in attending should email Dr Greenberg, with ‘Criminal Law and…

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November 2020

Michelle Madden Dempsey (Villanova) – “Authority, Justification, and Excuse” (Virtual Hart Seminar, Surrey)

18 November 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Surrey Centre for Law & Philosophy, University of Surrey School of Law, Frank Whittle Building, 5th Floor
Guildford, GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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The Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy is holding an online Hart Seminar by Michelle Madden Dempsey (Villanova) on authority, justification, and excuse, on Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 16:00–18:00 GMT: Pre-reading is optional - the paper will be circulated to registered attendees on Monday, Nov 16 (and a linked provided here as well). To register, visit the their event page.

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James Manwaring (Cambridge) – Insanity’s Wrongness Limb (Greenberg’s Leverhulme ECF seminar))

26 November 2020 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm
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The third meeting of Belief in Philosophy and the Criminal Law, a seminar series run by Dr Alexander Greenberg, who is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at UCL working with RoR’s PI John Hyman, is on Thursday, 26 November, 17.00–18.30 (UK time) on Zoom. James Manwaring (Cambridge) will present a paper entitled: “Insanity’s Wrongness Limb.” Anyone interested in attending should email Dr Greenberg, with ‘Criminal Law and the Mind registration’ in the subject line, to be added to the mailing list for…

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