Emily McTernan/ Kristina Musholt

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Tuesday 12 February 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Emily McTernan, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Chair: Kristina Musholt, LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Questions of responsibility play a central role within current political debate, particularly regarding the recipients of welfare. At the same time, many political theorists have argued that justice should be sensitive to responsibility. This lecture argued that political theorists presently offer an impoverished account of responsibility. It proposed an alternative analysis of responsibility that accords with our practices, and casts light on the debate over welfare provision.