Lund Early Career Workshop 2022: Perception and Responsibility

April 28, 2022 - April 29, 2022
Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Lund University

Helgonavägen 3
Lund 22222

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Lund Early Career Workshop 2022: Perception and Responsibility

Perceptual experience is often thought to be passive. If our eyes are open and the viewing conditions favourable, we can’t help but see whatever is in front of us. By contrast, responsibility is often thought to require activity. Many hold that we are responsible only for that which is within our control. Perhaps, for this reason, perceptual experience and responsibility have seldom been thought to be complementary objects of enquiry. But if we move beyond the crude labels of passivity and activity, there is reason to think that perception and responsibility relate and constrain one another in rich and various ways.   In opening a dialogue between theories of perception and responsibility, some basic questions immediately arise. Can we have perceptual experiences of moral properties like responsibility? Are we responsible for the perceptual experiences we do have? Does assigning responsibility involve perceptual (or perception-like) capacities? If we answer ‘yes’ to all of the above, are we then responsible for seeing another agent as responsible?At the Lund Early Career Workshop 2022: Perception and Responsibility, we aim to foster a space in which we can draw out some of these connections.

Our aim is to have approximately 7 speakers present their work and receive comments from an assigned commentator, before opening up to a participant Q&A. The seven sessions will be followed by a keynote talk by Dr. Alison Kerr (Centre for Research Activism for Intersectional Justice).

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Submission deadline: February 21, 2022

Decision of acceptance: March 15, 2022

Workshop: 28-29 April 2022


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