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March 2020

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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April 2020

WS – Nathan Ballantyne’s Book, _Knowing Our Limits_

2 April 2020
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Michael Hannon (Nottingham) and Neil Levy (Macquarie/Oxford) are organising a workshop on Nathan Ballantyne's book, Knowing Our Limits, on Thursday 2 April 2020, at Senate House, London (Room G35). Changing our minds isn't easy. Even when we recognize our views are disputed by intelligent and informed people, we rarely doubt our rightness. Why is this so? How can we become more open-minded, putting ourselves in a better position to tolerate conflict, advance collective inquiry, and learn from differing perspectives in…

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May 2020

[CANCELLED] CONF – Analytic Philosophy meets Legal Theory (Jagiellonian)

20 May 202021 May 2020
Jagiellonian University Kraków, ul. Grodzka 52, pokój 29
Kraków, 31-044 Poland
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The Jagiellonian Centre for Law, Language and Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University Kraków (Poland) is organising a conference, Analytic Philosophy meets Legal Theory, on 21–24 May 2020. This conference aims to bring together scholars from contemporary analytic philosophy and legal theory, working on connected issues with the hope of allowing for a lively interchange of ideas across those disciplines. The themes we would like to particularly explore are: metaphysics of law, social ontology, nature of normativity, pragmatics of legal language,…

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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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