First semester (onsite: 509, Sala Blasco, Philosophy Department, UV)
- Tuesday 24/10/2023 12.00–14.00h: Iris Murdoch, The Sovereignty of Good, Sec. 1, “The Idea of Perfection”.
- Tuesday 07/11/2023 12.00–14.00h: Iris Murdoch, The Sovereignty of Good, Sec. 2, “On ‘God’ and ‘Good'”.
- Tuesday 21/11/2023 12.00–14.00h: Iris Murdoch, The Sovereignty of Good, Sec. 3, “The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts”.
- Tuesday 05/12/2023 12.00–14.00h: Simone Weil, «L’Iliade ou le poème de la force» (“The Iliad, or the Poem of Force”).
- Tuesday 19/12/2023 12.00–14.00h: Simone Weil, Extracts from Grâce et gravité (Grace and Gravity).
Second semester (online)
In this fortnightly reading group, we will discuss texts relevant to exploring the epistemology of responsibility in agency-stultifying situations. We will examine non-generalist epistemic approaches, the asymmetry between the first and third-personal perspectives, the question of self-deception and the problem of ignorance, amongst others. In the first semester, our sessions will be onsite and will focus on texts by Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil. In the second semester, we will read a selection of relevant texts from the more recent literature.
Chon Tejedor and Sergi Rosell
The Epistemology of Responsibility in Agency-Stultifying Situations (PID2022-139226NB-I00), funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and the European Union.