Varieties of Moral Address: Agency, Authority and Responsibility

April 20, 2021 - April 22, 2021

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The goal of the workshop is to bring into dialogue theorists working on interrelated issues concerning “moral address”, especially as it features, on the one hand, in discussions of moral responsibility that understand the reactive attitudes as ‘incipient forms of communication’ or ‘implicit forms of address’, and on the other, in discussions of “normative powers”. Recently both literatures have given greater attention to non-imperatival directives (i.e. directive forms of address other than command or demand, e.g. request, appeal, invitation), and to the possibility of self-address (e.g. self-promising, self-forgiveness). These are among the several avenues of research to which the workshop may further contribute. The overall aim, though, is rather open-ended: to bring together philosophers working on issues related to moral address in several areas of practical philosophy, guided by a hunch that doing so stands to benefit our understanding of the nature and norms of agency, authority, and responsibility.     


Kirstine la Cour (UCL)

Romy Eskens (Stockholm University)

Daniel Ranweiler (UCLA)

Joseph Raz (KCL/Columbia

James Lewis (University of Birmingham)

Michelle Mason Bizri (University of Minnesota/Brown University)

Dan Khokhar (UC Berkeley)

Ori Herstein (Hebrew U/KCL) & Ofer Malcai (Hebrew U)

Larisa Svirsky (OSU)

Coleen Macnamara (UC Riverside)

Gary Watson (USC)


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Daniel Telech (Polonsky Academy, Van Leer Institute)            

David Enoch (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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College of William and Mary
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