The School of Philosophy invites all interested ACU staff to attend the launch of the 2017 Philosophy Research Seminar series. The school will present visiting PhD student from Radboud University, Ms Daphne Brandenburg, who will be delivering her paper, “Impaired agency and appropriate anger”.
Date: Friday 7 April 2017 Time: 2.30pm to 4pm (AEST) Venue: At the following ACU campus locations via video conference (Polycom ID# 613 3147)
North Sydney: 532.12.24
It is topical to equate the abilities that are required for deserved blame with the abilities that render one an appropriate addressee of the reactive attitudes, viz., those attitudes like resentment, anger, offence, affront, indignation and so on. But if one lacks these abilities, in the way young children, or those with a severe mental illness might, these attitudes are wrongly expressed, because the abilities consist in being responsive to reasons. Brandenburg, however, argues that we CAN adopt these stances towards those above because in doing so we can cultivate the addressee’s responsiveness to reasons.
About the ACU Philosophy Seminar Series
For well over a decade, ACU’s National School of Philosophy has run an annual multi-campus seminar series in which we host talks by visiting international academics, ACU staff and research students, and professional philosophers from other Australian philosophy programs. In 2017 we will host 12 seminars, all of which are open to interested ACU staff (visit the website for an up to date listing).
There is an emphasis on exploration of ideas and constructive exchanges to advance the development of knowledge in core philosophical areas – metaphysics, mind and language, logic, ethics and political questions, religion, and phenomenological questions, to mention just some – as well as in related disciplines where philosophical ideas emerge. In this respect philosophy is a discipline with wide application to almost all other areas of academic enquiry, including psychology, linguistics, history, medicine, law, theology, art, and economics – and this creates an opportunity for robust cross-discipline discussion and the exchange of ideas. And that is why we welcome members from other disciplines to attend our seminars.
Academics working in all fields of philosophy are invited to present, with topics chosen from the widest possible range.
The seminars take place in a friendly and informal atmosphere, and after every presentation there is always ample time for Q&A.