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May 2021

August Gorman (Princeton) – Against Ideal Agency (NeuroEpigenEthics ERC project)

28 May 2021 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

Practicalities: Friday 28th May 15:00-17:00 CET - online, register via mailto: emma.moormann@uantwerpen.be to receive the Zoom details.  Against Ideal Agency Abstract: An implicit assumption in many current debates in the moral responsibility literature is that there is a value-neutral way of identifying a group of agents upon which we can base our assumptions about responsible agency. In reality, the methodology that philosophers often use to identify the capacities possessed by responsible agents is to infer from an intuitive verdict that a neurodivergent person should not be blamed in a…

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June 2021

Jules Holroyd (Sheffield) – Oppressive Praise (Zurich; Zoom)

3 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Centre for Ethics, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 117
Zurich, 8008 Switzerland
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We are very much looking forward to (virtually) hosting Jules Holroyd (Sheffield) as the final speaker of our Zurich Speaker Series on Moral Responsibility this semester. Holroyd will join us to discuss her paper „Oppressive Praise" on Thursday, 3 June, 2.15-3.45pm Zurich time, via Zoom. The workshop is pre-read. If you want to join us, please register via email zmr@philos.uzh.ch. We will send you the Zoom-link and the paper. We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday! Jennifer Page, Philipp Schwind, Stefan Riedener and Friedemann Bieber http://zurichmoralresponsibility.com

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Gopal Sreenivasa (Duke) – Waiver or understanding? A dilemma for autonomists about informed consent (New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar)

3 June 2021 @ 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, 3 June 2021, 12:30 – 14:00 GMT Title: Waiver or understanding? A dilemma for autonomists about informed consent Abstract: This paper develops a novel argument to show that prospective research subjects can validly consent to participate in a study without understanding (most of) the content of the required disclosure. Its point of departure is the right subjects standardly have to waive (most of) the investigator’s duty to disclose. Things get worse for autonomy based defences of informed consent because this right…

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Responsibility and Control (Zoom; Max Kiener’s RoR Research Workshop)

3 June 2021 @ 4:00 pm5 June 2021 @ 7:30 pm

Roots of Responsibility will sponsor a workshop on Responsibility and Control, to be held on 3–5 June 2021, online via Zoom. This workshop is organised by Maximilian Kiener, a post-doc research fellow of RoR at The Queen's College, Oxford. Titles and abstracts of the presentations will be published in due course. The read-in-advance drafts will be circulated in mid-May to all registered participants. Further information is available in this post. All are welcome, but registration is essential. Register at: https://bit.ly/RespCtrlRgst…

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WS – Rational Action & Moral Agency (Roma Tre)

11 June 2021 @ 8:00 am4:00 pm

6th Workshop on Practical Normativity RATIONAL ACTION & MORAL AGENCY 11 June 2021 (Timezone CEST) Meeting Online via Zoom. To register to the conference and receive the link, please email: normativitapratica@gmail.com Keynote speaker: Michael Smith (Princeton University)   Programme Online Welcome 9.15 Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli) President of the Area of Practical Philosophy, Collegio Ghislieri 9.30 - 10.00 Lars Moen (Australian National University) WHY GROUPS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE 10.00 - 10.30 Chair: Sofia Bonicalzi (Università Roma Tre) Sena Bölek (Bilkent…

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WS – Freedom and Reason: A workshop in honour of Christian List (LSE)

25 June 2021 @ 4:00 pm27 June 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom

On 25 June, this one-day workshop will bring together scholars from around the world to celebrate the work of Professor Christian List, who recently moved from LSE to the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich. Christian List is a philosopher working at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and political science, with a particular focus on individual and collective decision-making and the nature of intentional agency. Having spent many years as a central figure in the LSE Philosophy faculty, Prof List moved this year to LMU Munich. This…

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September 2021

CONF – Pluralism and Risk (AHRC Varieties of Risk; Online)

8 September 20219 September 2021

From Claire Field: Varieties of Risk Conference 1: Pluralism and Risk 8th-9th September 2021 Varieties of Risk is hosting its first conference on the theme of risk pluralism. The conference will be online, and all are welcome to attend. Conference Website: http://www.varietiesofrisk.info/events/workshop_one/ To register, email: varietiesofrisk@gmail.com Schedule (UK time): 8th September: 14.00-15.00: Nikolaj Pedersen & Philip Ebert, “Pluralism about Risk” 15.15-16.15: Georgi Gardiner, “Possibility Shifting, Error Slicing, and Rendering Relevant: On Moral Encroachment Corroborating Evidence and a New Kind of Testimonial Injustice"…

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CONF – Responsibility, Psychopathology & Stigma (ERC NeuroEpigenEthics; online)

9 September 202110 September 2021

From Jo Bervoets: Registrations are open for this conference which will be held online September 9th-10th. For a provisional program, see below. Registration is free. If you want to attend, please mailto: jo.bervoets@uantwerpen.be. Zoom details will be sent to all registered participants a couple of days before the conference. The conference is organized by the University of Antwerp’s Department of Philosophy, the KU Leuven’s Institute of Philosophy and the ERC Starting Grant Project NeuroEpigenEthics. The main aim of the conference…

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CONF – Festschrift Symposium for Hans-Johann Glock – Wittgenstein and Beyond: Language, Mind, and Normativity (Zurich)

16 September 202118 September 2021
University of Zurich Zurich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

From Prof. Dr. Eva Schmidt: Festschrift Symposium for Hans-Johann Glock - Wittgenstein and Beyond: Language, Mind, and Normativity University of Zurich, September 16 – 18, 2021 The symposium celebrates the work of Hans-Johann Glock, a philosopher renowned for both his exegesis of Wittgenstein and his many contributions to systematic debates. The rare combination of a Wittgenstein-inspired approach with a preparedness to break away from Wittgenstein to tackle problems in an open-minded way makes Glock a distinctive voice in contemporary philosophy.…

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CFA – Funded PhD Position in the Philosophy of Responsibility, Moral Emotions, & Punishment (KU Leuven)

19 September 2021
KU Leuven Belgium + Google Map

From Benjamin De Mesel: PhD Researcher (4 years, fully funded) in the philosophy of responsibility, the philosophy of moral emotions, and/or the philosophy of punishment Application deadline: September 19th Start date: January 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) We are looking for a PhD candidate with an interest in the philosophy of responsibility, the philosophy of moral emotions (indignation, guilt, resentment, etc.), and/or the philosophy of punishment. The position is full-time, for four years, starting January 1st 2022 (or as soon…

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