Registration Open: ‘J.-J. Rousseau’* Annual Lecture and Conference

(Poster including programme – please note: there may still be slight changes)

‘J.-J. ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE*

Friday, 25 November 2016

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Wine Reception

6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Conference Room

Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Julian Savulescu (Oxford): Responsibility, Conscientious Objection and Healthcare

Opening: TBC

 

CONFERENCE: JUSTICE AND RESPONSIBILITY

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Speakers:

Julian Savulescu (Oxford): Justice, Collective Responsibility and Vaccination

Sorin Baiasu (Keele): The Epistemology of Desert Measurement

Charlotte Newey (Cardiff): Carrots, Sticks and Other Conceptions of Responsibility

Antje du Bois-Pedain (Cambridge): Responsibility for Self in Criminal Law 

Carl Knight (Glasgow): Discrimination and Equality of Opportunity.


To register, please see the Registration Form (doc and pdf). A credit card form is enclosed.

Registration deadline: 12 November 2016.

For further enquiries, contact Tracey Wood at: research.humssevents@keele.ac.uk

The ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the KOSAK Research Centre, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the ECPR Kantian Standing Group and the Keele School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE).

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These annual events are organised by the KOSAK Research Centre and the Philosophy Programme at Keele and were inaugurated in 2008. They usually take place atthe end of November, although occasionally they can be moved in March, the following year. The previous Annual Lectures were given by: Giuseppina D’Oro (2008), Miranda Fricker (2009), Stephen Engstrom (2010), John Horton (2011, postponed for March 2012), Alan Montefiore (2012), Adrian Piper (2013), Howard Williams (2014), and Mark Timmons (2015, postponed for March 2016).

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* Why the Jean-Jacques Rousseau lecture?  We hereby celebrate the true but very little known fact that Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived for a time in Staffordshire.  From 22 March 1766 to 1 May 1767 Rousseau lived in the little Staffordshire village of Wootton.  Rousseau had been invited to England by David Hume with whom he soon afterwards quarrelled.  He then spent the next year in seclusion in Staffordshire writing the first drafts of his Confessions.  When he was not writing it is said that he roamed the Staffordshire countryside in his Armenian costume studying wild flowers.  He must have made a striking figure.  Many years after his departure the locals remembered ‘Owd Ross Hall’, not just for his eccentricities but also for his gifts to local charities.  They believed he was a king in exile! (Stephen Leach – Honorary Research Fellow, Keele Humanities and Social Sciences)

Rousseau-related news:

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Rousseau in England, Stephen Leach makes available two texts: his own “Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Staffordshire” and “Rousseau in Wootton“, his co-translation together with Malcolm Crook from L.-J. Courtois’s Le Séjour de Jean-Jacques Rousseau en Angleterre (1910). Texts (including several pictures) can be downloaded from the respective links above.

March 2016: Registration Open: ‘J.-J. Rousseau’* Annual Lecture and Conference

(Poster Including Programme – please note: there may still be slight changes)

KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH ‘J.-J. ROUSSEAU’ ANNUAL LECTURE*

Thursday, 17 March 2016

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Wine Reception

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm Room CBA1.102
Chancellor’s Building, Keele University

Mark Timmons (Arizona): Kant’s Conception of Moral Evil

Opening: Scott McCracken (TBC), Research Director for the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences

CONFERENCE: KANT’S DOCTRINE OF VIRTUE

Friday, 18 March 2016
Conference Room, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Kenneth Westphal (Bogazici): Enlightenment, Critique and Universalism: Kant’s Abiding Insight

Mark Timmons (Arizona): The Doctrine of Virtue

Dieter Schönecker & Elke Schmidt (Siegen): Kant on Necessitation by Another Subject’s Will (Tugendlehre, 16)

Alix Cohen (Edinburgh): Kant on the  Emotions

Sorin Baiasu (Keele): Ethics and Right in Kant’s Tugendlehre.


To register, please see the Registration Form (doc and pdf). A credit card form is enclosed with the registration form.

Registration deadline: 8 March 2016.

For further enquiries, contact Tracey Wood at: research.humssevents@keele.ac.uk

The ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Lecture and Conference are organised with the support of the KOSAK Research Centre, the Research Centre for SPIRE, the ECPR Kantian Standing Group and the Keele School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE).

 

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