Limits of Duty

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Created: 2013-06-21 15:01
Institution: Faculty of Philosophy
Description: Talks recorded at the Limits of Duty workshop at Newnham College Cambridge on 14th June 2013. The purpose of the workshop is primarily to foster engagement with issues of supererogation, (over) demandingness, and the value and foundation of duty, and other issues surrounding the limits of duty broadly construed. (Photograph copyright Ad Meskens)
 

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The nature of duty and its limits

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Keynote paper given by David Owens (University of Reading). On one influential theory of promising, promising involves the transfer of a right to determine whether you do...

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Created: Fri 21 Jun 2013


Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Specifying the Limits of the Robustness of Associative Duties across Change

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Paper given by Robbie Arrell (Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne). Special relationships generate associative duties that exhibit robustness...

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Created: Fri 21 Jun 2013


Supererogatory Spandrels

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Paper given by Claire Benn (University of Cambridge) cmab3@cam.ac.uk cambridge.academia.edu/ClaireBenn. The ‘good-ought tie-up’, a thesis that denies that there can be any...

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Created: Fri 21 Jun 2013


Demandingness objections in ethics

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Paper given by Brian McElwee (University of St. Andrews). Moral theories are frequently rejected on the basis that they are too demanding. I aim to establish what structure...

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Created: Fri 21 Jun 2013


Kant’s moral theory and demandingness

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Paper given by Alice Pinheiro Walla (Trinity College, Dublin). This paper addresses problems arising from Kant’s distinction between perfect and imperfect duties. Firstly, I...

Collection: Limits of Duty

Institution: Faculty of Philosophy

Created: Fri 21 Jun 2013