Philosophical Accounts of Action 1500-2000
G22/26, Senate House
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In conjunction with Oxford Brookes University (sponsors to be advised shortly)
Winner of the Annual Conference competition for 2012/13. Accounts of human and animal action have been central to modern philosophy from Suárez and Hobbes to Anscombe and Davidson, via Locke, Reid, Hume, Kant, and Hegel (among others). Such accounts have influenced the course of history for both ethics and the philosophy of mind. The conference gathers together specialists working in both the philosophy of action and the history of ideas, with the aim of re-assessing the philosophical impact of action theory. It shall explore how different notions of action, agency, motive, and volition have affected modern philosophical understandings of issues as diverse as those of human nature, mental causation, responsibility, free will, rationality, criminal liability, and moral obligation. In so doing, it aims to trace the development of philosophy of action throughout the history of modern philosophy.
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- £10 UOL AND OXFORD BROOKES CURRENT STAFF AND STUDENTS OF PHILOSOPHY & IP INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
- £20 STAFF AND STUDENTS OF OTHER PHILOSOPHY DEPTS
- £40 STANDARD
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May 16, 2013, 10:00am BST
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