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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (5): Responsiveness to reasons

6 February @ 10:00 am
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The fifth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 30 January, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on the idea of responsiveness to reasons. The target readings are: Wolf, Susan. 1987. “Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility.” In Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology (ed. Ferdinand Schoeman; CambridgeUP), 46–62. Raz, Joseph. 2011. From…

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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (6): Free will and causation

20 February @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The sixth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 20 February, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on free will and causation. The target readings are: Kenny, Anthony. 1975. Will, Freedom and Power. Blackwell. Ch. 7 “Spontaneity, Indifference, and Ability” and ch. 8 “Freedom and Determinism.” List, Christian. forthcoming. Why Free Will is Real. Excerpts…

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Angela Smith: ‘Who’s Afraid of a Little Resentment?’ (Hart Seminar, Surrey)

20 February @ 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 at the University of Surrey School of Law is hosting a seminar with Angela Smith, as part of their Hart Seminar series. This is a pre-read seminar, and the reading will be circulated to registered attendees in advance of the meeting. To see more details of the event (including the abstract of the paper), and to register, visit this page. Thanks Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco for drawing our attention to this event.

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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (7): Agential abilities/Abilities and dispositions

25 February @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The seventh meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Monday 25 February, 2019, in Room B10 at 16–18 Gordon Square. Please note the change of the day, time, and the venue. For this meeting, we will focus on agential abilities and dispositions. The target readings are: Kenny, Anthony. 1975. Will, Freedom and Power. Blackwell. Ch. 7 “Spontaneity, Indifference, and Ability.” Alvarez, Maria. Forthcoming. “Agency, Ability and Control.” To be circulated to…

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Antony Duff: ‘Two Models of Criminal Fault’ (Hart Seminar, Surrey)

27 February @ 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 at the University of Surrey School of Law is hosting a seminar with Antony Duff, as part of their Hart Seminar series. This is a pre-read seminar, and the reading will be circulated to registered attendees in advance of the meeting. To see more details of the event (including the abstract of the paper), and to register, visit this page. Thanks Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco for drawing our attention to this event.

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March

Research Seminar Spring 2019 (8): Character, omissions, and responsibility

6 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 eighth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 6 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on character, omissions, and responsibility. The target readings are: Duff, R. A. 1993. “Choice, Character, and Criminal Liability.” Law and Philosophy 12 (4): 345–83. Mayr, Erasmus. Forthcoming. “Character, ‘Pure’ Omissions, and Responsibility.” To be circulated to the participants. Erasmus Mayr…

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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (9): Economic duress

13 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 ninth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 13 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on economic duress. The target readings are: Hyman, John. 2015. Action, Knowledge, and Will. Oxford UP. Ch. 4 “Voluntariness and Choice.” Patterson, Dennis M. 2016. “Rethinking Duress.” Jurisprudence 7 (3): 672–7. Dennis Patterson will introduce the topic. For the schedule…

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Symposium on David Brink, ‘Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse’

20 March
Somerville College, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6HD United Kingdom
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Lisa Forsberg, Karen Margrethe Nielsen, and Anthony Skelton  are hosting a symposium on Davd Brink's book manuscript Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse. Professor Brink’s monograph engages with a range of issues relating to responsibility, culpability, and excuse at the intersection of moral psychology and philosophy of criminal law. The symposium will comprise a number of short prepared commentaries, to which Professor Brink will respond. Ample time will be devoted to discussion with the wider audience. Commentators include: Roger Crisp, Gabriel De Marco, Tom Dougherty,…

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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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