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The University of Southampton
Southampton Ethics Centre

Responsibility for Attitudes Workshop Event

26 June 2017
Avenue Campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Eleanor Gwynne at .

Event details

What does it mean to be responsible for one’s own attitudes? Recent years have seen a wealth of fascinating philosophical work exploring the nature of our responsibility for our own mental lives. It is an area that has drawn interest from those working not only in ethics but also the philosophy of mind and epistemology. Much of the discussion has focused on issues around agency and voluntariness, as well as those relating to normativity in self-knowledge. Included in this discussion are considerations about the nature of blame and how we can plausibly do justice to the common intuition that we are somehow at fault when we experience certain mental failings.


This workshop is sponsored by the Southampton Ethics Centre.


Childcare and Accessibility

Accessibility information about the room can be found by clicking here.

The dinner venue will also be accessible. If you would like further information about childcare options or about accessibility, please contact Tracy Storey at

Speaker information

Professor Lisa Bortolotti ,University of Birmingham,a philosopher of the cognitive sciences, focusing on the philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. I am also interested in biomedical ethics.

Dr Anthony Booth ,University of Sussex,University of Sussex, Lecturer in Philosophy. Previously worked at the University of Durham, Queen's University Belfast, Utrecht University (NL) and the UNAM in Mexico City. Founding member of the Southern Normativity Group (SoNG).

Dr Maria Alvarez ,King's College London,before coming to King’s, Dr Alvarez was a lecturer at the University of Southampton, having previous taught at the Universities of Oxford and Reading. Maria is also a member of the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association.

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