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While there is some work that touches on the significance of mental illness to responsibility, and a few extended treatments of particular disorders, this only scratches the surface. Most of the research has been on the appropriateness of blame for individuals with psychopathy or those grappling with addiction, which excludes a wide variety of other rather different psychopathologies. Our workshop seeks to expand the conversation and push the research in new directions.

Responsibility and Mental Disorder: A Workshop Exploring the Connections

March 23 & 24, 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Heritage Hall, Rm 126

Registration

There are no conference fees, but due to space considerations, we're asking those planning to attend to register.

Conference Details and Registration

Featuring

Nomy Arpaly

Nomy Arpaly

Brown

Justin Clarke Doane

Justin Clarke Doane

Columbia

Anneli Jefferson

Anneli Jefferson

Birmingham-UK

Lauren Olin

Lauren Olin

UMSL

David Shoemaker

David Shoemaker

Tulane

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Duke

Chandra Sripada

Chandra Sripada

Michigan

Kathryn Tabb

Kathryn Tabb

Columbia

Natalia Washington

Natalia Washington

Utah

Tentative Program

Friday, March 23rd

9-10:30 Scrupulosity and Responsibility: Is It My Fault I Care So Much About Morality? Sinnott-Armstrong
11-12:30 Addiction and Agency Tabb & Clarke-Doane
Lunch
2-3:30 Stewardship of the Mind: Agency in (Mental) Illness Washington
4-5:30 Limits of the Will: Cognitive Control, Mental Illness, and Moral Responsibility Sripada

Saturday, March 24th

9-10:30 Disordered, Disregarded, Misinterpreted, Disabled: The Immoralities of Exemptions Shoemaker
11-12:30 Mistaking Identities Olin
Lunch
2-3:30 Brain Pathology and Moral Responsibility Jefferson
4-5:30 And What's a Mental Disorder Anyway? Arpaly

Organized by Matt King and Joshua May, with support from UAB's Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Provost.