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Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 7 MT12

Event Name Seminars in Moral Philosophy Week 7 MT12
Start Date 19th Nov 2012 4:30pm
End Date 19th Nov 2012 6:30pm
Duration 2 hours

Speaker: Wayne Martin (Essex)

Title: Antinomies of Autonomy: German Idealism and English Mental Health Law

Venue: Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

Abstract: The current state of mental health law in England and Wales exhibits a set of systematic antinomies. This should not be seen as a flaw of the legislation; the antinomies in law reflect an underlying antinomial structure at work where the vocations of care are practiced and regulated in a broadly liberal legal environment. The aim of this paper is to identify these antinomial structures and to deploy resources from the post-Kantian idealist tradition to diagnose them and to consider how they might be managed.

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