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Workshop on Responsibility, Conversation and Communication

Gothenburg, May 29-30 2017

Venue: Olof Wijksgatan 6, Room T307

Open for outside participants; contact András Szigeti if you are interested.

More information about the workshop will be published here soon.

Speakers:

Elinor Mason (University of Edinburgh)

Michael McKenna (University of Arizona)

Philip Robichaud (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Seth Shabo (University of Delaware)

Schedule:

Monday 29th May

10.00-12.00 Elinor Mason (University of Edinburgh) ‘TBA’
                   Commentator: Per-Erik Milam (University of Gothenburg)

12.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Philip Robichaud (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) ‘TBA’
                   Commentator: Robert Hartman (University of Gothenburg)
 

Tuesday 30th May

10.00-12.00 Seth Shabo (University of Delaware) ‘Manipulation and Basic Desert: A Conversational Perspective.’
                   Commentator: Kristin Mickelson (University of Gothenburg)

12.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Michael McKenna (University of Arizona) ‘Punishment and the Value of Deserved Suffering’
                   Commentator: Benjamin Matheson (University of Gothenburg)

 

Abstracts:

Michael McKenna: Punishment and the Value of Deserved Suffering

In this paper, I will develop a minimal retributivist theory of punishment built from the resources of my conversational theory of moral responsibility. As I see it, the more modest a retributivist theory of punishment is, the more difficult it is for skeptics about retribution to reject it, and my goal in what follows is to resist the skeptic—at least a certain sort of skeptic. In doing so, I shall argue that in special contexts, assuming realism about free will, the harm of punishment directed at a culpable wrongdoer can count as an intrinsic or noninstrumental good. I set aside the question of whether my proposal departs from a traditional understanding of retributivism. Insofar as it does, I am happy to embrace a form of revisionism.

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Utskriftsdatum: 2017-04-25