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May 2020

Victor Tadros (Warwick) – “Treatment and Accountability” (RoR special lecture #3)

21 May 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Online

The third lecture in the series of special invited lectures for the Roots of Responsibility ERC project will be given by Professor Victor Tadros (Warwick), from 16.00–18.00 (BST) on Thursday 21 May. It will be streamed online via Zoom. --- Title: Treatment and Accountability Abstract: Those who are not responsible for wrongdoing ought to be treated differently from those who are responsible. For serious wrongdoing, for example, those who are responsible are held criminally liable, where those who are not are given medical…

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Corrado Roversi (Bologna) – “In Defence of Constitutive Rules” (Hart Seminar Series, Surrey)

27 May 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 Corrado Roversi (Bologna), on Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 16:00–18:00 BST: Corrado is developing an argument in defence of constitutive rules and hopes to use the seminar as a 'brainstorm and banter' session in pursuit of that development. Hence there will not be a pre-circulated paper. The notion of constitutive rules is used extensively by Searle, Rawls (who called them 'practice rules'), and other theorists of institutions,…

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June 2020

John Hyman – “Truth and Truthfulness in Painting” (UEA Wittgenstein workshop)

17 June 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ United Kingdom
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John Hyman, RoR's PI, will give a talk at UEA Wittgenstein workshop meetings, on Wednesday 17 June 2020, 16.00–18.00, on Zoom. The organiser writes: "Anyone is welcome to attend, but please note that there is usually a text to read in advance. If you'd like to attend and get a copy of the text for a particular meeting, please email Oskari Kuusela at o.kuusela@uea.ac.uk. (The same with any other inquiries.)"

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David Enoch (Hebrew U) – “Statistical Resentment, Or: What’s Wrong with Acting, Blaming, and Believing on the Basis of Statistics Alone” (Virtual Hart Seminar, Surrey)

17 June 2020 @ 4:10 pm6:10 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 David Enoch (Hebrew U), on Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 16:10–18:10 BST: Abstract: Statistical evidence – say, that 95% of your co-workers badmouth each other – can never render resenting your colleague appropriate, in the way that other evidence (say, the testimony of a reliable friend) can. The problem of statistical resentment is to explain why. We put the problem of statistical resentment in several wider contexts:…

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John Hyman – Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (King Edward’s School, Birmingham)

18 June 2020 @ 4:15 pm5:15 pm

John Hyman, RoR's PI, will give a seminar on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, for the pupils at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, on Thursday 17 June 2020, 16.15–17.15.00, on Zoom. This is a closed event, organised by Agora, the philosophical society at KES.

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July 2020

Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire) – “AI Intelligibility & Rights to Explanation” (Open Language and Knowledge for Citizens project seminar)

6 July 2020 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Online

The University of Lorraine Philosophy Department, in cooperation with Archives Henri Poincaré (Philosophie et Recherches sur les Sciences et les Technologies) and LORIA (Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications), is hosting a seminar via Zoom by Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire): Constantine Sandis University of Hertfordshire AI Intelligibility & Rights to Explanation Monday July 6, 2020 4 PM Nancy/France time, 3 PM Hertfordshire/UK time Please register here to receive the zoom code: https://forms.gle/NddgNPWSKLaZcKTFA fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255595395533171/ Abstract The right…

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94th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association

10 July 2020 @ 5:00 pm12 July 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Online

This year's joint session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association is taking place online: The Joint Session is the premier UK general philosophy conference, held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. This year it is taking place online. Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working…

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[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
Online

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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