The Foundations of Normativity Workshop, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, showcases new work on the nature and source of laws, rules, and norms.

The 2017 workshop will focus on moral, legal, and political normativity. It will take place in June 12-13 in the Project Room (Room 1.06), 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh.

To register to attend please follow this link. Registration is open to all but space is limited. Sessions are all pre-read; participants are expected to have read the papers in advance.

Monday, June 12

8:30-9:00 Tea & coffee available

9:00-10:30 John Horty (Maryland), “Common law Reasoning”
Comments: Cláudio Michelon (Edinburgh)
Chair: Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh)

10:30-11:00 Tea & coffee available

11:00-12:30 Mihaela Popa-Wyatt (Birmingham), “How Words Cause Harm”
Comments: Bryan Pickel (Edinburgh)
Chair: Debbie Roberts (Edinburgh)

12:30-14:30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14:30-16:00 Javier González de Prado Salas (UAM, Madrid), “Against the Balance of Reasons for Belief”
Comments: Mike Ridge (Edinburgh)
Chair: Guy Fletcher (Edinburgh)

16:00-16:30 Tea & coffee available

16:30-18:00 Elizabeth Harman (Princeton), “There is No Moral Ought And No Prudential Ought
Comments: Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)
Chair: Justin Snedegar (St Andrews)

19:30 Workshop dinner

Tuesday, June 13

8:30-9:00 Tea & coffee available

9:00-10:30 Laura Valentini (LSE), “There Are No Natural Rights”
Comments: Guy Fletcher (Edinburgh)
Chair: Adam Etinson (St Andrews)

10:30-11:00 Tea & coffee available

11:00-12:30 Patrick Tomlin (Reading), “Intended and Foreseen Harming Under Uncertainty”
Comments: Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh)
Chair: Elinor Mason (Edinburgh)

12:30-14:30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14:30:16:00 Nathan Howard (USC), “Buck-Passing and the Problem of Mixed Reasons”
Comments: James Brown (Edinburgh)
Chair: Mike Ridge (Edinburgh)

16:00-16:30 Tea & coffee available

16:30-18:00 Max Hayward (Columbia), “Immoral Realism”
Comments: Silvan Wittwer (Edinburgh)
Chair: Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh)

This workshop will be hosted by the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, the Edinburgh Centre for Legal Theory, and the Political Theory Research Group at the University of Edinburgh, with generous support from Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies, the Eidyn Research Centre, and the Scots Philosophical Association.

The FoN3 workshop is organised by Luís Duarte d’Almeida, Matthew Chrisman, and Kieran Oberman. For more information, contact Luís Duarte d’Almeida.



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