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KCL-Syracuse workshop on Reasoning, Reasons, and Agency - 23 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

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This two-day, in-person workshop aims to bring together philosophers working on issues related to agency, reasoning and normativity. The workshop will take place at King’s College London on 23-4 June 2022.

Speakers will include:

  • Maria Alvarez (King’s College London)
  • Clayton Littlejohn (Australian Catholic University)
  • Errol Lord (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Conor McHugh (University of Southampton)
  • Ezequiel Monti (Di Tella)
  • Hille Paakkunainen (University of Syracuse)
  • Massimo Renzo (King’s College London)
  • Jules Fabien Salomone (McGill)
  • Jonathan Way (University of Southampton)

The workshop is organized by the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College London, with support from the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University.

Event Schedule

Location: River Room, 1st Floor, Main Strand Campus Building

23 June

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome

09:30 – 10:50 Jonathan Way (University of Southampton): ‘Normative Guidance'

Chair: Hille Paakunainen (Syracuse University)

10:50 - 11:10 break

11:10 – 12:30 Massimo Renzo (King’s College London): ‘Motivation and Alienation’

Chair: Ulrike Heuer (UCL)

12:30 – 13:40 lunch

13:40 – 15:00 Jules Salomone-Sehr (McGill): ‘Agential plasticity’

Chair: Tom Pink (King’s College London)

15:00 - 15:20 break

15:20 – 16:40 Hille Paakkunainen (Syracuse University): ‘Good Reasoning and Wrong Kinds of

Reasons

Chair: Lorenzo Zucca (King’s College London)

16:40 – 17:00 break

17:00 – 18:20 Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London): ‘What is rational belief?’

Chair: Jonathan Dancy (University of Texas at Austin)

18:30 Drinks reception

 

24 June

 

09:00 – 09:30 registration and welcome

09:30 – 10:50 Maria Alvarez (King’s College London): ‘Reasons and Reasoning: The Question “What to do?”’

Chair: John Hyman (UCL)

10:50 - 11:10 break

11:10 – 12:30 Ezequiel Monti (Di Tella): ‘Exclusionary Reasons, Obligations, and Accountability’

Chair: Yuuki Ohta (UCL)

12:30 – 13:40 lunch

13:40 – 15:00 Conor McHugh (University of Southampton): ‘Reasons to Suspend Judgment as

Premises of Good Reasoning’

Chair: Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)

15:00 - 15:20 break

15:20 – 16:40 Errol Lord (University of Pennsylvania): ‘Everything First’

Chair: Massimo Renzo (King’s College London)


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Event details

23 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

lawevents@kcl.ac.uk