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March

Research Seminar Spring 2019 (10): Coercion and consent

20 March @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The tenth and final meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 20 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on coercion and consent. The target readings are: Miller, Franklin G. and Alan Wertheimer. 2010. “Preface to a Theory of Consent Transactions: Beyond Valid Consent.” In The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice (eds. Franklin G. Miller and Alan…

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Workshop on Children’s Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation

21 March22 March
Exeter College, University of Oxford, Turl Street
Oxford, OX1 3DP United Kingdom
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This workshop, organised by Lisa Forsberg, Isra Black, Jonathan Herring, and Anthony Skelton, brings together academics working in philosophy and law to explore children's consent to medical treatment in addition to a range of closely related issues, including children’s values, wellbeing, responsibility, and decision-making capacity. The event will provide a broader understanding of these matters and of the nature of childhood and of consent more broadly. Full details of the event, including the programme, may be found here. A very…

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May

Rae Langton: ‘Reimagining Free Speech’ (Hart Memorial Lecture, University College, Oxford)

9 May @ 5:00 pm7:30 pm
University College, University of Oxford Oxford, OX1 4BH United Kingdom + Google Map

This year’s H. L. A. Hart Memorial Lecture will take place at 17.00 on Thursday 9 May in the Lecture Theatre of 10 Merton Street, University College. The lecture will be given by Professor Rae Langton, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. The lecture title is ‘Reimagining Free Speech’. There will be the usual reception held in the Fellows Garden at University College for those wishing to attend. Please see the notice,…

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Peter Cane – “Responsibility in Law, Legal Theory and (Legal) Philosophy” (Roots of Responsibility special lecture)

23 May @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The first of the Roots of Responsibility ERC project special invited lectures will be given by Professor Peter Cane. The details of the lecture are as follows: Thursday 23 May, 17.00–19.00. Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Title: Responsibility in Law, Legal Theory and (Legal) Philosophy Abstract: Law is a human artefact. One of its uses is to establish and apply criteria for the existence and allocation of responsibility for bad outcomes. It does this by claiming to…

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June

John Dupré – “Free Will in a World of Process” (Roots of Responsibility special lecture)

4 June @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The second of the Roots of Responsibility ERC project special invited lectures will be given by Professor John Dupré (Exeter). The details of the lecture are as follows: Tuesday 4 June, 17.00–19.00. UCL Philosophy Department, Seminar Room (First Floor) 19 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG Title: Free Will in a World of Process Abstract: For many years I have defended the view that, contrary to a very widely shared assumption, a radically indeterministic metaphysics does provide a way of understanding human freedom…

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CONF: Agency, Fate and Luck: Themes from Bernard Williams

13 June15 June
Department of Philosophy, Lund University, LUX, Lund University, Box 192, SE-221 00
Lund, Lund 221 00 Sweden
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Paul Russell (Lund & British Columbia) and András Szigeti (Linköping & Lund) are organising a conference on themes from Bernard Williams, as part of their Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project (LGRP). Details are available on their website. It will take place at the Department of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, on June 13-15, 2019. Invited Speakers are: Stephen Darwall (Yale University) Miranda Fricker (City University of New York) Ulrike Heuer (University College London) Brian Leiter (University of Chicago) Gideon Rosen (Princeton University)…

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July

CONF: Normative Powers in Law and Morality

3 July4 July
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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Crescente Molina (Oxford, Law) and Maximilian Kiener (Oxford, Philosophy) are organising a conference on normative powers in law and morality. Details are available on their website. The conference will take place on 3–4 July, at the Lecture Theatre​ in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG). The venue is fully accessible. If you are interested in attending, you should register here (free, but space is limited). The speakers are: David Owens (KCL) Tom Dougherty (UNC…

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WS: Agency and Norms (HU Berlin)

5 July6 July
Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Raum 3020
Berlin, D-10099 Germany
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The Einstein Ethics Group (R. Jay Wallace, Daniele Bruno, Francesca Bunkenborg, Jan Gertken, Felix Koch) are organising a workshop addressing fundamental questions regarding the connections between agency, norms and practices of moral responsibility. Discussions will take as their starting point work in progress of two philosophers who have already made a number of important contributions to these topics—Ulrike Heuer (UCL) and Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen-Nürnberg). Both of them will be present at the workshop. Details are available on their website. For…

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CONF: Two way powers (Leipzig)

12 July14 July
University of Leipzig, Institut für Philosophie, Beethovenstr. 15
Leipzig, 04107 Germany
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Dawa Ometto (Leipzig), Matthias Haase (Chicago), and Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen) of The Action Network (Chicago–Leipzig–Erlangen) are organising a conference on two-way powers. Details are available on their website. The conference will take place on 12–14 July, at the Vortragssaal der Bibliotheca Albertina, University of Leipzig (Beethovenstrasse 6). The speakers and their titles are as follows: Maria Alvarez (King’s College London): “Abilities and Control” Kim Frost (Syracuse): “What Could a Two-Way Power Be?” David Horst (Campinas): “Against Skill Epistemology” Andrea Kern (Leipzig): “The logical nature…

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[RESCHEDULED] Book Launch: R. Jay Wallace – “The Moral Nexus”

23 July @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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The Yeoh Tiong Lay (YTL) Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law at King's College London is hosting a book launch event on R. Jay Wallace's new book, The Moral Nexus (Princeton UP, 2019). Details are available on this page. It will take place at the Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus, King's College London, on 23 July 2019, from 18:30 to 20:00. The speakers are: Prof R. Jay Wallace (the Judy Chandler Webb Distinguished Chair in the Department of Philosophy at…

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