Roots of Responsibility ERC project special lecture #6 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Online via Zoom
Title: Criticizing Blame
Speaker: Susan Wolf (UNC Chapel Hill)
Abstract: Philosophers commonly distinguish between responsible and non-responsible individuals, understanding responsible agents as those individuals who are appropriate objects of punishment and reward, blame and credit, as well as such reactive attitudes as resentment, indignation and gratitude. Non-responsible individuals, by contrast, are never appropriate objects of these responses. The lecture will present reasons to question this distinction: By marking a difference between blame and criticism, and the different conditions under which they are justified, we can see that the concepts of responsibility and blame are not as unified as we generally take them to be. This has implications for our understanding of responsibility, blame, punishment and the problem of free will.
We encourage colleagues and especially postgraduate students to attend. Please spread the word. Further information is available in this post, on the Roots of Responsibility website. A poster for the event (in PDF) can be downloaded from here.
All are welcome, but registration is essential; if you are interested in attending, please register on the zoom registration page.
Effective Altruism Oxford - Empowering students to have a positive impact | 6:00pm
Title: “The Against Malaria Foundation: What we do & how we do it”
Speaker: Robert Mather
Effective Altruism is a research field that helps us find the best ways to improve the world, through the use of evidence and careful reasoning. It’s also a community of people who strive to take action on that basis, to have a large positive impact on the world.
EA Oxford aims to empower Oxford students to use EA ideas in their career. During term, we meet weekly on Tuesdays at the HB Allen Centre, where we hold speaker events, seminar programmes, and workshops, as well as provide a space to meet and network with likeminded students and professionals in EA.
Each Tuesday at 6pm there’ll be a talk from an EA professional, including prominent philosophers at Oxford such as Hilary Greaves (director of the Global Priorities Institute) and Toby Ord (senior research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute). Free pizza is provided after the talk.
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Hegel Reading Group | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Online via Skype
This term we continue The Phenomenology of Spirit (any translation) ‘Faith and pure Insight’, starting at Paragraph 527. Weekly readings updates will be posted here.
For enquiries or to be added to the circulation list and receive the Skype link please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Joseph Butler Society | 8:15pm | Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College, Oxford
Title: How serious is play? Some Philosophical and Theological Reflections
Speaker: Douglas Hedley, University of Cambridge
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