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Philosophy Colloquium – Daniel Breyer

Date:
Wednesday, March 18th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Event Description

TITLE:  Responsibility and Practical Stakes

ABSTRACT:  In this talk, I’ll examine the relatively unexplored relationship between practical stakes and moral responsibility. In particular, I’ll argue that considerations about practical stakes affect the justification conditions for holding others responsible in important and surprising ways. To frame my discussion, I’ll sketch three different senses of “practical stakes:” practical stakes as harm; practical stakes as subjective personal interest; and practical stakes as objective personal interest. I’ll argue not only that ascriptions of moral responsibility are sensitive to practical stakes in each of these senses, but also that any adequate theory of moral responsibility has to take this into account.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WHERE:  Stevenson Hall – 401A

TIME:  5 p.m.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Department of Philosophy
Phone:
(309) 438-7665
Email:
cjschei@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://philosophy.illinoisstate.edu/

Venue

Stevenson Hall
300 S. School Street
Normal, IL
Room:
401A