Acts and Omissions: Taking Stock and Future Directions
Saturday 22 September, 2018
A one-day workshop on Acts and Omissions: Taking Stock and Future Directions at ACU Melbourne.
Featuring talks by:
- Stephanie Collins (ACU): Act and omitting in Group-level Harms
- Holly Lawford-Smith (University of Melbourne): Omitting to Protest & Citizen Authorization of State Wrongdoing
- Seth Lazar (ANU): Acts, Omissions, and Machine Intelligence
- Justin Oakley (Monash): Virtue ethics, Acts vs. Omissions, and Burdens of Proof
The acts and omissions distinction received a great deal of philosophical attention in the 1970s and 80s, but since that time the amount of literature on the topic has decreased. On the face of it, since no consensus has been reached, this seems odd, given the huge significance of the distinction. The aim of this workshop is to take stock of where current thinking on the distinction has reached, and to seek possible future directions for research.
What: One day workshop: Acts and Omissions: Taking Stock and Future Directions
Where: Australian Catholic University Melbourne. Room 420.2.21, Level 2 Mary Glowery Building 115 Victoria Parade Melbourne
When: 10.00 am – 5.15pm Saturday 22 September
The workshop is free to attend. For further queries about the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You may download our flyer here.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend the workshop it will help us with the catering numbers if you could register in advance below: