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UNC Philosophy Professor Wolf on “Responsibility, Moral and Otherwise”—May 10

May 1, 2013
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New York University will host Susan Wolf, a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for “Responsibility, Moral and Otherwise,” the 2013 Mala Kamm Lecture in Philosophy, on Fri., May 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Department of Philosophy (5 Washington Place, Room 101 [at Mercer St.]).

Philosophers frequently distinguish causal responsibility from moral responsibility, but, according to Wolf, that distinction is either ambiguous or confused. We can distinguish between causal responsibility and a “deeper” kind of responsibility, and we can distinguish between holding people accountable for their moral qualities and holding people accountable for their nonmoral qualities. Wolf suggests, however, that these distinctions are not the same. By reflecting on the character and legitimacy of our reactive attitudes toward nonmoral behavior and character traits, we may be able to make better progress in understanding the nature of responsible agency.

Wolf, Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at UNC, Chapel Hill, has authored Freedom Within Reason and Meaning in Life and Why It Matters, and is currently co-editing, with Christopher Grau, an anthology of essays, Understanding Love Through Philosophy, Film, and Fiction.

The event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.9056 or email am3565@nyu.edu. Subways: N, R [8th Street]; 6 [Astor Place].

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