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February

Antony Duff: ‘Two Models of Criminal Fault’ (Hart Seminar, Surrey)

27 February @ 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 at the University of Surrey School of Law is hosting a seminar with Antony Duff, as part of their Hart Seminar series. This is a pre-read seminar, and the reading will be circulated to registered attendees in advance of the meeting. To see more details of the event (including the abstract of the paper), and to register, visit this page. Thanks Professor Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco for drawing our attention to this event.

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March

Research Seminar Spring 2019 (8): Character, omissions, and responsibility

6 March @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The eighth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 6 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on character, omissions, and responsibility. The target readings are: Duff, R. A. 1993. “Choice, Character, and Criminal Liability.” Law and Philosophy 12 (4): 345–83. Mayr, Erasmus. Forthcoming. “Character, ‘Pure’ Omissions, and Responsibility.” To be circulated to the participants. Erasmus Mayr…

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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (9): Economic duress

13 March @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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The ninth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 13 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on economic duress. The target readings are: Hyman, John. 2015. Action, Knowledge, and Will. Oxford UP. Ch. 4 “Voluntariness and Choice.” Patterson, Dennis M. 2016. “Rethinking Duress.” Jurisprudence 7 (3): 672–7. Dennis Patterson will introduce the topic. For the schedule…

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Symposium on David Brink, ‘Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse’

20 March
Somerville College, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6HD United Kingdom
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Lisa Forsberg, Karen Margrethe Nielsen, and Anthony Skelton  are hosting a symposium on Davd Brink's book manuscript Fair Opportunity, Responsibility, and Excuse. Professor Brink’s monograph engages with a range of issues relating to responsibility, culpability, and excuse at the intersection of moral psychology and philosophy of criminal law. The symposium will comprise a number of short prepared commentaries, to which Professor Brink will respond. Ample time will be devoted to discussion with the wider audience. Commentators include: Roger Crisp, Gabriel De Marco, Tom Dougherty,…

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Research Seminar Spring 2019 (10): Coercion and consent

20 March @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Department of Philosophy, University College London, 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 2019) will take place from 10.00 to 12.00, on Wednesday 20 March, 2019, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square). For this meeting, we will focus on coercion and consent. The target readings are: Miller, Franklin G. and Alan Wertheimer. 2010. “Preface to a Theory of Consent Transactions: Beyond Valid Consent.” In The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice (eds. Franklin G. Miller and Alan…

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Workshop on Children’s Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation

21 March22 March
Exeter College, University of Oxford, Turl Street
Oxford, OX1 3DP United Kingdom
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This workshop, organised by Lisa Forsberg, Isra Black, Jonathan Herring, and Anthony Skelton, brings together academics working in philosophy and law to explore children's consent to medical treatment in addition to a range of closely related issues, including children’s values, wellbeing, responsibility, and decision-making capacity. The event will provide a broader understanding of these matters and of the nature of childhood and of consent more broadly. Full details of the event, including the programme, may be found here. A very…

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May

Rae Langton: ‘Reimagining Free Speech’ (Hart Memorial Lecture, University College, Oxford)

9 May @ 5:00 pm7:30 pm
University College, University of Oxford Oxford, OX1 4BH United Kingdom + Google Map

This year’s H. L. A. Hart Memorial Lecture will take place at 17.00 on Thursday 9 May in the Lecture Theatre of 10 Merton Street, University College. The lecture will be given by Professor Rae Langton, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. The lecture title is ‘Reimagining Free Speech’. There will be the usual reception held in the Fellows Garden at University College for those wishing to attend. Please see the notice,…

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Peter Cane – “Responsibility in Law, Legal Theory and (Legal) Philosophy” (Roots of Responsibility special lecture)

23 May @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The first of the Roots of Responsibility ERC project special invited lectures will be given by Professor Peter Cane. The details of the lecture are as follows: Thursday 23 May, 17.00–19.00. Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Title: Responsibility in Law, Legal Theory and (Legal) Philosophy Abstract: Law is a human artefact. One of its uses is to establish and apply criteria for the existence and allocation of responsibility for bad outcomes. It does this by claiming to…

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June

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

4 June @ 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 June15 June
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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