Risk and Responsibility Workshop

February 18, 2021 - February 19, 2021
University of Graz

Online Via Zoom


  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF) -- Responsibility for Risks: Theory and Practice (Project number P 31527)


University of Graz
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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Workshop Description

This workshop brings together philosophers thinking about the interplay between risk and moral responsibility. The respective topics of risk and moral responsibility have distinct histories. There is, however, overlap between the topics. Some contemporary discussions of risk include at least minimal accounts of moral responsibility. Conversely, some contemporary accounts of moral responsibility address and attend to risks. Over the course of two days, presenters will address the connections between risk and moral responsibility from different philosophical perspectives (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, applied ethics) and different aspects of the relationship between risk and responsibility (e.g., control, COVID-19 pandemic).


  • Ibo van de Poel (TU Delft)
  • Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist (Uppsala University)
  • Madeleine Hayenhjelm (Umeå University)
  • Sven Ove Hansson (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm)
  • Maria Paola Ferretti (Goethe University Frankfurt)

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February 17, 2021, 4:00pm CET

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#ethics of risk, #responsibility, #moral responsibility, #risk