Responsibility - The Epistemic Dimension II

May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015
VU University Amsterdam


Keynote speakers:

Nomy Arpaly
Brown University
George Sher
Rice University


Philip Robichaud
Delft University of Technology
Jan Willem Wieland
VU University Amsterdam

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When: May 12-13 2015

Where: VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is generally agreed that moral responsibility has an epistemic dimension. Moral responsibility and knowledge interact, but the question is exactly how. For this second workshop in the series, we welcome submissions on the following issues (and related ones):

(1) Does the epistemic condition require awareness or akrasia?

(2) Should the epistemic condition be analysed in terms of quality-of-will?

(3) Does tracing apply to the epistemic condition?

(4) Is the epistemic condition sensitive to luck?

(5) Does moral, as opposed to factual, ignorance excuse?

(6) Is the epistemic condition sensitive to degrees of difficulty?

(7) Does the epistemic condition involve norms of inquiry rather than belief?

(8) Is the epistemic condition independent from the control condition?

Invited speakers:

George Sher, Rice University, author of 'Who Knew? Responsibility Without Awareness'

Nomy Arpaly, Brown University, co-author of 'In Praise of Desire'

Call for papers:

Please send a 300-words abstract to by Feb 1 2015. All contributed sessions will be one hour and mostly consist of discussion (as all papers will be pre-read and have a commentator). In addition, young scholars are invited to submit an abstract for a lightning talk.

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