International Book Symposium on Michael S. Moore's "Causation and Responsibility. An Essay in Law, Ethics and Metaphysics"

15 - 17 March 2010 at SuperC, RWTH Aachen University

For this international conference of the type "author meets critics" one of the most distinguished legal scholars and philosophers, Professor Michael S. Moore, comes to Aachen to discuss his latest book "Causation and Responsibility. An Essay in Law, Ethics and Metaphysics" (Oxford UP 2009) with lawyers, ethicists and metaphysicians from Great Britain, the United States, the Netherlands, Norway and Germany.

In "Causation and Responsibility", Professor Moore presents the fruits of his life-long thinking about one of the most intricate and fundamental problems of law and morality: the link between the concept of causation used in attributing responsibility on the one hand and the concept of causation used in theories of causal relations offered in the philosophy of science and metaphysics on the other. Moore first clarifies the role played by causal notions in criminal and tort law and describes and analyses their implicit metaphysical assumptions. He then uses the leading theoretical accounts of causation in the philosophy of science and metaphysics to critique current legal doctrines of causation. The result is a masterful example of revisionary metaphysics that should be of the highest interest to lawyers, ethicists and metaphysicians alike.

Here you can access the preliminary agenda. For more information, please contact PD Dr. Markus Stepanians.

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