[SydPhil] Reminder: Matthew Hammerton @ Mon 11 Feb 2013 13:00 - 14:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Matthew Hammerton
Explaining duty direction

Various normative systems make use of duties.  For example, there are moral  
duties, legal duties, epistemic duties, duties of etiquette, and  
institutional duties. In many of these normative systems the duties posited  
appear to come in two forms directed and undirected. A directed duty is a  
duty that is owed to (or directed at) someone or something (e.g. a moral  
duty to keep a promise is owed by the promisor to the promisee). An  
undirected duty is a duty that is not owed to (or not directed at) anything  
(e.g. your epistemic duty to infer ‘q’ from ‘p or q’ and ‘not p’). The  
distinction between directed and undirected duties appears to make  
intuitive sense. However, to fully understand the distinction and deal with  
problem cases where it is difficult to determine whether a duty is directed  
or not, it seems we need a theory of duty direction. Such a theory would  
analyse and explain the notion of a directed duty. In this talk I present  
four novel theories of duty direction. Although each theory appears to have  
some plausibility, compelling counterexamples can be produced against each  
of the four theories. This raises serious questions about the prospects for  
a theory of duty direction.
When: Mon 11 Feb 2013 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: University of Sydney, philosophy common room
Calendar: Current Projects
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