[SydPhil] Talk: Sven Bernecker | The Memory of Morals | 14 April | ACEPS | University of Johannesburg
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Tue Apr 12 17:00:09 AEST 2022
A friendly reminder to please join us this coming Thursday—either live or online—for Professor Sven Bernecker’s talk at the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (ACEPS), University of Johannesburg.
Professor Sven Bernecker ‘The Memory of Morals’
Thursday 14 April 2022 | 15:00-17:00 SAST | 13:00-15:00 GMT
Zoom registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAudeirqjgoHN23HAU16_1_DNyeeD3Wv1Uv
Live: Faculty of Humanities Common Room C319, University of Johannesburg
Why is it absurd to claim that you have forgotten the difference between right and wrong? The answer to this question sheds light both on the nature of moral knowledge and the nature of memory. Someone who knows the difference between right and wrong cares about what is right and wrong. Patterns of caring can change over time, but these changes cannot be characterized as forgetting. Remembering what is right and wrong involves not only semantic but also episodic and procedural memory.
Sven Bernecker is Humboldt Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cologne and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His main areas of research are epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. He is the author of Reading Epistemology (Blackwell, 2006), The Metaphysics of Memory (Springer 2008), and Memory (OUP 2010). He is co-editor of Knowledge (OUP 2000), Companion to Epistemology (Routledge 2011), Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (Routledge 2017), Medical Knowledge in a Social World (Synthese Vol. 196, 2019), and The Epistemology of Fake News (OUP 2021).
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Professor and Director of ACEPS
University of Johannesburg
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