"Thirteenth Annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy”
Barbara Herman, (Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Philosophy) will present the Thriteenth Annual Lecture in Philosophy" on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:00pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall. The title of her talk is “Motive and Wrongdoing. ”
Abstract: There is something like a dictum that moral requirement cannot depend on motive because we can only have a duty to do or omit something we can choose and we cannot choose to have a motive. Examining a class of duties that seem to require the presence of a motive – the duties of due care – I argue that we should re-think what we take a motive to be, and so its possible role in moral action, and then let go of the dictum.
Reception will follow
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