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Jay Wallace to speak at MKE-Workshop on “Action Theory”

Justification, Regret, and Moral Complaint

Munich, 10/01/2010

Bernard Williams famously argued in “Moral Luck” that human decisions can be justified or “unjustified” retroactively through intervening circumstances that make regret either impossible or unavoidable. Jay Wallace, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, challenges Williams’ assumption that justification and regret are necessarily connected in this way, and shows that the things that drive a wedge between justification and regret need not have anything to do with epistemic luck. His lecture “Justification, Regret, and Moral Complaint: Looking Forward and Looking Backward on (and in) Human Life” is part of a workshop on “Action Theory” at the Münchner Kompetenzzentrum Ethik (Munich Ethics Research Center, MKE).

Professor Wallace will deliver his lecture at
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room M 210
on 4 October 2010 at 10 am.

The renowned scholar of Philosophy holds a visiting professorship within the program “LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities” a joint program between LMU Munich and the University of California, Berkeley, to pursue innovative, collaborative research in the Humanities. During his stay at LMU, he will work together with Privatdozent Dr Stephan Sellmaier, scholar of Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion and Manager of the MKE.

Registration and material for workshop preparation:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-6083
E-mail: stephan.sellmaier@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

For further information on “LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities”:
www.lmu.de/international/ucb

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