21 septembre 2018 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Salle P-217, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry
2900 Rue Jean-Brillant
Montréal, QC H3T 1N7
Dans le cadre de ses ateliers, le GRIN reçoit Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA), qui nous offrira par vidéoconférence une présentation intitulée “Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals”.
Fifty-five years after its publication, P. F. Strawson’s “Freedom and Resentment” continues to inspire important work. Its main legacy has been the notion of “reactive attitudes.” Surprisingly, Strawson’s central argument—an argument to the conclusion that no general thesis (such as the thesis of determinism) could provide us reason to abandon these attitudes—has received little attention. In a short manuscript, I am arguing that neither of the standard interpretations are correct. Strawson’s argument relies on an underlying picture of the nature of moral demands and moral relationships—a picture that has gone largely unnoticed, that is naturalistic without being reductionistic, and that is, I think, worthy of serious consideration. After very briefly presenting the main outlines of my interpretation, I will, in this presentation, focus on objections to Strawson’s underlying, naturalistic picture. Though the objections are serious, I believe robust replies can be provided on Strawson’s behalf.