[SydPhil] CAVE: Call for registration: Virtues and Limits of Role of Coherence in Moral and Legal Reasoning, 16 February 2016

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Mon Jan 18 11:02:22 AEDT 2016

The Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) is pleased to announce a call for registration for a one-day workshop entitled The Virtues and Limits of Coherence in Moral and Legal Reasoning.

Date: 16 February 2016
Venue: Blackshield Room (W3A 501)
Time: 09:00 - 17:00

The event is free and open to all, but seats are limited. To register for catering purposes, please contact Rodrigo:

rodrigo.camarena-gonzalez at students.mq.edu.au

Coherent theories of moral and legal reasoning have become significant in the last decades. These theories argue that decision-makers should develop a scheme in which all reasons support each other and form a coherent whole. Hence, the more reasons support a particular decision, the more likely it is correct. However, coherent theories can be challenging as these require agents to consider all possible norms and arguments before reaching a decision. Also, a set of reasons may be entirely coherent but ethically unjustifiable. In this way, the workshop aims to open a space for critical analysis of the virtues and limits of coherence in moral and legal reasoning.

Keynote Speaker: Amalia Amaya

Amalia is a Research Fellow at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her latest book The Tapestry of Reason: An Inquiry into the Nature of Coherence and its Role in Legal Argument (Hart Publishing, 2015) articulates an interdisciplinary coherence-based theory of legal reasoning.

Program :

09:00 - 09:30 : Welcome and introduction: Carlos Bernal Pulido

09:30 - 11:00 : Keynote: Amalia Amaya, 'The Tapestry of Reason' (Commented by Kevin Walton)

11:00 - 11:20 : Tea break

11:20 - 12:30 : Rodrigo Camarena, 'Ethical Reciprocity: Reflective Equilibrium in a Competitive Context (Commented by Jonathan Crowe)

12:30 - 13:30 : Lunch break

13:30 - 14:40 : Iain Stewart, 'Legal Reasoning: The Hall of 7 Oddities' (Commented by Dale Smith)

14:40 - 15:00 : Break

15:00 - 16:10 : Dat T. Bui, 'Assessing Overall Unfairness of Limitations on Fair Trial Rights in Summary Criminal Processes: A Remedy for Due-Process-Evading Justice' (Commented by Denise Meyerson)

16:20 : Summary and Closing Comments: Carlos Bernal Pulido

For a downloadable program and a list of abstracts, please see the CAVE website: cave.mq.edu.au/events<http://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres,-groups-and-facilities/resilient-societies/centres/macquarie-university-research-centre-for-agency,-values-and-ethics/events>

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Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: cave.mq.edu.au<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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