Practical Reasoning, Practical Knowledge and Weakness of Will
The Philosophy and Art History Research Seminar meets weekly in term on Thursday afternoons to discuss a paper by a visiting philosopher, art historian, or a member of our academic staff.
This week's speaker is University College Dublin philosopher Professor Rowland Stout.
Rownland has been interested in problems of agency and the mind since working on AI, robotics and logic programming at the Polytechnic of the South Bank London in the mid 1980s. He studied a Philosophy BPhil at Oxford, and became Research Fellow for a year at Leeds in 1988. He has since taught at several colleges in Oxford, developed the Centre of Philosophy at Manchester University, and is now Associate Professor at UCD Dublin. In this week's seminar, Rowland will discuss practical reasoning, practical knowledge and weakness of will.
The seminar will be followed by informal drinks at Top Bar and a meal.