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TT13 Uehiro Seminar: Carolyn Dicey Jennings
|Event:||TT13 Uehiro Seminar: Carolyn Dicey Jennings|
|Date & Time:||14th Jun 2013 4:00pm-5:30pm|
Title: Attention, Action, and Responsibility
Speaker: Dr Carolyn Dicey Jennings
Venue: Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG (buzzer 3 'Philosophy')
Further details: Booking not required, all welcome.
Abstract: There is a tendency to think of action as a relatively high-level concept, minimally requiring the input of the experiencing subject through the subject's attention. To account for the known effects of practice and skill, I propose instead a four-step account of action, within which only two of the four steps benefit from the subject's attention. This account reveals a potential disconnect between the subject of experience and the morally responsible agent. This disconnect allows for praise and blame (i.e. moral responsibility) in cases where the subject is unaware of his or her action, which I will discuss through a couple of examples.
Bio: Carolyn Dicey Jennings is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, working with Bence Nanay on his Between Perception and Action project. Before moving to Antwerp, Carolyn completed a PhD in Philosophy and an MA in Psychology at Boston University.
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