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Maxims and MRIs: Kantian Ethics and Empirical Psychology

Maxims and MRIs: Kantian Ethics and Empirical Psychology
15 Devonshire Place, Rm. 200
Time: May 9th, 9:30 am End: May 10th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Science/Technology, Psychology, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Ethics, 2000-, 1800-1900

Maxims and MRIs: Kantian Ethics and Empirical Psychology

Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, Room 200


Friday, May 9

  • 9:30-10:45: Heidi Maibom (University of Cincinnati) "Practical Reason in the Age of Neuroscience"?
  • 11-12:15: Hanno Sauer (Tilburg University) "The Weakest Link. Realism, Debunking, and the Darwinian Dilemma"
  • 1:45-3 Susan Dwyer (University of Maryland) "Is there a Junction for Judgment?"
  • 3:15-4:30 Marijana Vujosevic (University of Groningen) "Conscience as the Specific Rational Deficit of Psychopaths"
  • 4:45-6:00 Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen) “Debunking Confabulation: Emotions and the Significance of Empirical Psychology for Kantian Ethics”

Saturday, May 10

  • 10:45-12:00 Joseph Heath (University of Toronto) "Why do People Behave Immorally When Drunk?"
  • 1:45-3 Tom Bates (University of Groningen) "Mixed vs. Moderate Traits: On the Evaluative Status of Empirically Sound Character"
  • 3:15-4:30 Patrick Frierson (Whitman College) "Character in Kant's Moral Psychology: Responding to the Situationist Challenge"
  • 4:45-6:00 Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University), “Reactive Attitudes, Reason, and Responsibility”

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