Freedom and Autonomy

June 6, 2019 - June 7, 2019
Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London

Room B04
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • Mind Association

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McGill University


Birkbeck College

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This is the third of an annual series of conferences and aims to bring together a wide range of researchers working on autonomy and freedom as topics in moral, social and political philosophy. 


Thursday, 6th June

9.30 Arrival

9.45 ‘Beyond Adaptive Preferences: Rethinking Women's Complicity In Their Own Subordination’
Charlotte Knowles, Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

11.15 Break

11.30 ‘A Puzzle About Epistemic Manipulation’
Chris Lernpass, Doctoral Research Student, Australian National University

1 Lunch break

2 ‘Coercion Without Incapacitation’
William Tadros, Doctoral Research Student, Harvard University

3.30 Break

4 Keynote Talk: ‘Effective Intentions and Autonomy: A Social-Relational Analysis’
Natalie Stoljar, Associate Professor, McGill University

5.30 End

Friday, 7th June

9.30 Arrival

9.45 ‘Outline of an Autonomous Choice Theory of Rights’
Elias Moser, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Graz

11.15 Break

11.30 ‘The Necessary Conditions For Autonomy That Make Theories Substantive’
Andréa Wilson, Doctoral Research Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst

1 Lunch break

2 ‘Negative Freedom and Its Measurement’
Ian Carter, Professor, University of Pavia
Hillel Steiner, Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester

3.30 Break

4 ‘What Is Paternalistic Intervention?’
Stephanie Sheintul, Doctoral Research Student, University of Wisconsin Madison

5.30 End

This conference has been generously funded by the Mind Association and the Birkbeck
Philosophy Department.

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June 3, 2019, 12:00pm BST

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