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February 2020

Elinor Mason – “Negligence, Rape and Ideology” (KCL KJuris Seminar)

12 February 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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Elinor Mason (Edinburgh) is giving a talk entitled “Negligence, Rape and Ideology” as part of the KJuris seminar at King's College London, 16.00–18.00 on Wednesday 12 February, 2020. The talk is open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kjuris-seminar-with-dr-elinor-mason-edinburgh-negligence-rape-and-ideology-tickets-64307264760

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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (6): Responsiveness to reasons

25 February 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The sixth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 25 February, 2020, in Room 243, on the second floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU (Note the change of venue). . For this meeting, we will focus on questions about responsiveness to reasons: Does moral responsibility depend on the availability of alternative possible courses of action? What is the connection between rationality and responsibility? Readings:…

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March 2020

Research Seminar Spring 2020 (7): Responsibility for attitudes

3 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The seventh meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 3 March, 2020, in Room 243, on the second floor of the Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU (Note the change of venue). For this meeting, we will focus on questions about responsibility for attitudes: Can I be morally responsible for my psychological states or attitudes, if they cannot be acquired voluntarily? What about my emotions and my…

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[cancelled/postponed] Ruth Chang, Alison Hills and Miranda Fricker at the Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics Colloquium

4 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
University College, University of Oxford Oxford, OX1 4BH United Kingdom + Google Map

Due to, and in solidarity with, strike action this event has been cancelled/postponed. Ruth Chang is convening this year's meetings of the Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics Colloquium, which is “a new interdisciplinary colloquium series that brings together theorists from philosophy, politics, law, and beyond to discuss works-in-progress by distinguished visiting scholars.” Their meeting on Wednesday 4 March 2020 features Alison Hills (Oxford) and the guest speaker, Miranda Fricker (CUNY). For more information, see: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-and-subject-groups/jurisprudence-oxford/byrne-colloquium-moral-political-social-and-legal

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Miranda Fricker – “A Humanistic Discipline: Williams’ Naturalistic Philosophy” (The YTL Centre Annual Lecture)

5 March 2020 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre For Politics, Philosophy & Law at King's College London organises annual lectures, aiming 'to provide a forum for a leading contemporary thinker to address an important issue of our day that engages with the disciplines of politics, philosophy and law.' This year's lecture will be given by Professor Miranda Fricker (CUNY). The details, copied from the organisers' advert, are as follows: Date: 5 March 2020 Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Venue: Great Hall, Ground Floor, King's Building, King's College…

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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (8): Justifications and excuses

10 March 2020 @ 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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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,…

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4th Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research (Oxford)

16 March 2020 @ 9:00 am17 March 2020 @ 5:30 pm
University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JD United Kingdom
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The Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford is organising a two-day workshop focusing on 'the longtermism paradigm' and 'general issues in cause prioritisation', on Monday–Tuesday 16–17 March 2020. Claire Field, RoR's post-doctoral research fellow, will participate as a speaker. Applications to attend the workshop are now closed. But for further information, see: https://globalprioritiesinstitute.org/4th-oxford-workshop-on-global-priorities-research-16-17-march-2020/

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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (9): Varieties of responsibility

17 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, UCL, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The ninth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 17 March, 2020, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). (We revert to the usual venue and time). For this meeting, we will focus on questions about varieties of responsibility: What kinds of responsibility are worth distinguishing? How are they related to each other, and how are they related to causation? Readings: Shoemaker,…

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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (10): Responsibility and liability

24 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, UCL, 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 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 24 March, 2020, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on questions about responsibility and liability: What is the relationship between responsibility and liability? Is moral responsibility always or normally “strict”? Does Duff’s distinction between responsibility and liability have any bearing on traditional philosophical problems…

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

25 March 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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John Hyman, RoR's PI, will give a talk at The London Aesthetics Forum, on Wednesday 25 March 2020, 16.00–18.00, in Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House. (This talk was originally scheduled to be given on 12 February.) Abstract 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…

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