The 2018 Edgington Lectures: Katherine Hawley

Katherine Hawley

The 4th biennial Edgington Lectures will be delivered by Professor Katherine Hawley (St Andrews) on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, 2018, at the Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London. Professor Hawley will speak on What Trustworthy People Do.

The lectures are free to attend and all are welcome.

The Lectures

What Trustworthy People Do

Trustworthy people are honest and well-meaning, but that's not the whole story. We often slide into untrustworthiness by over-estimating our capacities, or by under-estimating the challenges we face. So knowledge of our selves and knowledge of our circumstances are crucial requirements for trustworthiness. The lectures will explore how trustworthy people deliberate about potential new commitments. And they will emphasise that tough circumstances make it more difficult to achieve trustworthiness, no matter how honest and well-meaning a person may be.

When and Where

Fri. 8th June,
Sat. 9th June,
Birkbeck College, University of London.

More precise location and time information will be posted here later.

Graduate Workshop

In tandem with the Edgington Lectures, Professor Hawley will lead a graduate workshop, which graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines are invited to attend. This will run on both days of the lectures.

The workshop is also free, but we ask those wishing to come to write to edgingtonlectures2018@gmail.com to register.