This workshop is offered as a Techne Conflux, an extended training, development, exhibition or performance programme which aims to enhance research or intellectual skills, or facilitate the sharing of expertise amongst doctoral students in the arts and humanities.
Please note that this event has been moved online, and isn't taking place at Surrey University as previously advertised.
When we consider our own actions as self-determined and autonomous agents, we see ourselves as responsible for our actions. By contrast, what we see as historical wrongs were often committed within principles of conduct seen as acceptable at the time. How do we reconcile these two perspectives? This Techne Conflux guides postgraduate research students through the questions: What are the grounds of responsibility and blame for historical wrongs? How does practical reasoning engage with imagination, moral worth and moral knowledge? Do we need a wider conception of self (different from ‘autonomous agent’) to make sense of blame and responsibility for historical wrongs? In what ways can the humanities and arts make intelligible different conceptions of the self?
Prof. Daniel Butt (University of Oxford)
Prof. Catherine Lu (McGill University, Canada)
Daniel Peixoto-Murata and Armando Romero
Dr. Steve Bero, Dr. Ambrose Lee and Prof. Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco