April 12th, 2019
featuring presentations from:
Robert Myers with "Davidson's Meta-Normative Naturalism" (York University)
Maria Alvarez "Agential Abilities and Control" (King's College London)
and Anton Ford "The Objectification of Agency" (University of Chicago).
WORKS-IN-PROGRESS SPEAKERS SERIES
Presenter Dr. Federica Berdini, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Title Agency and Authorship: Towards a Socially Situated, Interactionist View
Abstract This paper relates cases of socially displaced and distorted agency —i.e., agency exercised in conditions of oppression— to Christine Korsgaard’s constitutivist Authorship view of agency. In light of a potential problem that these cases pose to Korsgaard’s view, I suggest a way to amend it in an interactionist and socially situated key.