Philosophical Accounts of Action 1500-2000

May 16, 2013 - May 17, 2013
Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study

G22/26, Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1
United Kingdom

Main speakers:

Maria Alvarez
King's College London
Giuseppina D
Keele University
Jonathan Dancy
University of Texas at Austin
John Hyman
Oxford University
Arto Laitinen
University of Jyväskylä
Jonathan Lowe
Durham University
Tito Magri
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Erasmus Mayr
Oxford University
Tom Pink
King's College London
Constantine Sandis
Oxford Brookes University
Tom Stoneham
University of York, UK
Julia Tanney
University of Kent
Roger Teichmann
Oxford University

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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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