SAP Annual Lecture 2022: 3 Dogmas of Normativity, Ruth Chang (Oxford)
May 20, 2022 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
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Annual Lecture 2022: 3 Dogmas of Normativity, Professor Ruth Chang (University of Oxford).
The lecture will take place at 5–6.30pm (BST / GMT +1) on Friday 20 May. The Lecture will take place in the Council Room, King’s College, London
N.B. attendees are required to register in advance.
Attendees please arrive before 5pm, at which time the Lecture will begin. Doors will be open from 4.45pm.
About the Speaker:
Ruth Chang is the Chair and Professor of Jurisprudence and a Professorial Fellow of University College.
In this talk I consider three dogmas of normativity that prop up a commonly accepted, passivist, view of rational agency. I raise some questions about these dogmas, suggest what we should believe in their place, and moot an alternative, activist, view of what it is to be a rational agent. I end by considering some implications of the activist view for various issues including affirmative action, AI design, egalitarianism, governance, and general jurisprudence.