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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 7 MT10

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 7 MT10
Start Date 22nd Nov 2010 4:30pm
End Date 22nd Nov 2010 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours
Description Philip Petit (Princeton) ‘A Genealogy of the Concept of Promising’, to be held in the Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, Oxford - Seminars in Moral Philosophy webpage


Abstract: A naturalistic genealogy of the concept of promising, if successful, would show how naturalistically unproblematic agents might have come by naturalistically unproblematic stages to develop a practice that would give them a use for the concept, as we broadly understand it, of promising. Without offering a straightforward naturalistic reduction, it would advance two purposes: make the concept naturalistically intelligible and give us a better understanding of what it requires. This presentation will sketch a candidate genealogy of that kind.

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