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June 2019

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

4 June 2019 @ 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 June 201915 June 2019
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 2019

CONF: Normative Powers in Law and Morality

3 July 20194 July 2019
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 July 20196 July 2019
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 July 201914 July 2019
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 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Helen Steward – “Free Will and External Reality: Two Scepticisms Compared” (Aristotelian Society)

7 October 2019 @ 5:30 pm7:15 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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On Monday 7 October, Helen Steward (Leeds) will give a talk to mark her inauguration as the 112th President of the Aristotelian Society. Her talk is entitled "Free Will and External Reality: Two Scepticisms Compared." Time and Venue: 17:30. Monday 7 October. Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London. This event is free and open to all; it will be followed by a drinks reception. For more detail on this event, see this page on the AS's website.

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November 2019

CONF: P. F. Strawson at 100 (KU Leuven, Belgium)

22 November 201923 November 2019
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Stefaan Cuypers, Stefan Rummens, Benjamin De Mesel, Audun Bengtson, Sybren Heyndels are organising a conference on P. F. Strawson, of whom 2019 is the centenary. Strawson's "Freedom and Resentment" (1962) is a seminal text that continues to exert great influence on contemporary debate on free will and moral responsibility. The following is the information circulated by the organisers: P.F. STRAWSON AT 100 22-23 November 2019 KU Leuven, Belgium   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Lucy Allais (University of California, San Diego and University…

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December 2019

WS: Responsibility, Knowledge, and Belief

14 December 201915 December 2019
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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Giacinto Gimignani, Fortune Favors Ignorance and Repels Virtue (after a lost painting, 1672) The first Roots of Responsibility workshop will be held on 14–15 December 2019. The theme is Responsibility, Knowledge, and Belief. This event is jointly sponsored by Dr Alexander Greenberg’s Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship project, Belief in Philosophy and the Criminal Law. The workshop will focus on the role of the concepts of knowledge and belief in attributions of responsibility. Questions about the role of knowledge and belief…

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January 2020

Research Seminar Spring 2020 (1): Agency

14 January 2020 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The first meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 14 March, 2020, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on questions about agency: What is an act? Is an act a bodily movement? Is every act intentional? The target readings are: Hyman, John. 2015. Action, Knowledge, and Will. Oxford UP. Ch. 2 “Action and Integration”. Frankfurt, Harry…

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