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The Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law is delighted to host Professor Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California) to deliver the opening workshop in the 2023/24 KJuris programme.



Tipping Points: Abuse and Transformative Self-Discovery




In this paper I’ll argue that two chief criteria inform our interpretations of what each other are attributively responsible for. The first prioritizes assigning attributability in ways that give us greater agency, but the second prioritizes assigning attributability in ways that make us better. Together, I’ll argue, these two factors in interpersonal interpretation explain the existence of tipping points in interpersonal interpretation, in light of which we re-interpret large swathes of our past relationship with someone, a phenomenon that is characteristic of escaping abusive relationships.



Author Bio

Mark Schroeder is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, where he is founding director of the Conceptual Foundations of Conflict Project, a group dedicated to encouraging and promoting philosophical work that sheds light on the nature, sources, dynamics, and consequences of interpersonal conflict. He is the author of over 100 journal articles in ethics, epistemology, the philosophy of language, and related areas, and of seven books, most recently The Fundamentals of Reasons, co-authored with Nathan Howard, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2024.

At this event

Massimo Renzo

Professor of Politics, Philosophy & Law

Todd  Karhu

Lecturer in Philosophy

Event details

Room SW 1.17, The Dickson Poon School of Law, First Floor, Somerset House East Wing, King's College London, Strand WC2R 2LS
Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS