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Manipulation and Moral Responsibility in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion (Edinburgh, July 15/16)

Manipulation and Moral Responsibility in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

The University of Edinburgh

July 15 and 16, 2016

 

Schedule:

Friday, July 15

 

9:15 – 10:30. Maria Alvarez (King’s College London), “Becoming who we are”

 

10:35 – 11:50. Alfred Mele (Florida State University), “Radical Reversals and Original Designs”

 

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:15.  Patrick Todd (University of Edinburgh), “God and the Moral Standing to Blame”

 

2:20 – 3:35. Gunnar Björnsson (Umeå University), “Generalization arguments”

 

3:45 – 5:00. John Fischer (University of California, Riverside), “Responsibility, Autonomy, and the Zygote Argument”

 

Saturday, July 16

 

9:15 – 10:30. Michael McKenna (University of Arizona), “Resisting Todd’s Defense of Manipulation Arguments”

 

10:35 – 11:50. Jean-Baptiste Guillon (Collège de France), “Prophecy of Free Action: Does Molinism lead to Compatibilism?”

 

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:15. Sofia Jeppsson (University of Gothenburg), “Presupposing what ought to be proved: why a certain kind of compatibilism is immune to classic incompatibilist arguments”

 

2:20 – 3:35. Derk Pereboom (Cornell), “How manipulation arguments work”

 

3:45 – 5:00. Helen Beebee (University of Manchester), TBA

 

All events in Rooms 3.10/3.11 of the Dugald Stewart Building, University of Edinburgh

Location and accessibility information about the building can be found here.

No registration required, but space is limited, so please email Patrick Todd (ptodd@staffmail.ed.ac.uk) if you would like to attend.

 

Sponsored by:

The John Templeton Foundation

Eidyn at the University of Edinburgh

The Scots Philosophical Association


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