Philosophical accounts of actions 1500-2000

Posted: 26 de March de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

Accounts of human and animal action have been central to modern philosophy from Suarez and Hobbes to Anscombe and Davidson, via Locke, Reid, Hume, Kant, and Hegel (among others). Such accounts have influenced the course of history for both ethics and the philosophy of mind. The conference gathers together specialists working in both the philosophy of action and the history of ideas, with the aim of re-assessing the philosophical impact of action theory. It shall explore how different notions of action, agency, motive, and volition have affected modern philosophical understandings of issues as diverse as those of human nature, mental causation, responsibility, free will, rationality, criminal liability, and moral obligation. In so doing, it aims to trace the devlopment of philosophy of action throughout the history of modern philosophy.


FULL PROGRAMME
 
Thurs 16 May
 
9.30-10.00 Registration & Coffee
 
10.00-11.15 Tom Pink (King’s College London): Suarez and Hobbes on Action and Volition
 
11.15-12.30 Maria Alvarez (King’s College London): Reid on Agency
 
12.30-13.30 Lunch break (own arrangments)
 
13.30-14.45 Tom Stoneham (York): Motion and Action between Descartes and Locke
 
14.45-16.00 Tito Magri (Sapienza, Rome): Taking Actions First
 
16.00- 16.30 Coffee
 
16.30-17.45 Arto Laitinen (University of Jyväskylä),
Erasmus Mayr (Queen’s College Oxford) &
Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brookes):
Kant and Hegel on Purposeful Action
 
17.45-18.45 Drinks reception (sponsored by Oxford University Press)
 
Friday 17 May
 
9.30-10.00 Late Registration & Coffee
 
10.00-11.15 John Hyman (Queen’s College): James and Russell on the Will
 
11.15-12.30 Giuseppina D’Oro (Keele): Collingwood on the Everyday and Philosophical Sense of ‘Action’
 
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
 
13.30-14.45 Julia Tanney (Kent): Ryle & Wittgenstein
 
14.45-16.00 Roger Teichmann (St Hilda’s, Oxford): The Voluntary and the Involuntary: Themes from Anscombe
 
16.00-16.30 Coffee
 
16.30-17.45 Jonathan Dancy (Texas at Austin): Volitions and Neurophysiology
 
17.45 Close
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REGISTRATION (essential)

To register please send a message to philosophy@sas.ac.uk with “Philosophical Accounts 16-17 May 2013” as the subject header. In the message please state in the following format:
1. Surname, Forename
2. Your fees category
3. Any affiliation (current staff and students should state department and/or course)
 
FEES (includes all teas):
£10 UOL AND OXFORD BROOKES CURRENT STAFF AND STUDENTS OF PHILOSOPHY & IP INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
£20 STAFF AND STUDENTS OF OTHER PHILOSOPHY DEPTS
£40 STANDARD
All fees will be taken at the conference venue and you will only be contacted in advance if there is a query with your registration.
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