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 (no registration is required).

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.

Graduate Workshop

In tandem with the Edgington Lectures, Professor Hawley will lead a workshop, which graduate students in philosophy and related disciplines are invited to attend. The workshop programme and location are here.

The workshop is also free, but we ask those wishing to come to register here.

The Lectures: When and Where

The Edgington Lectures are held in Birkbeck College, University of London.

Fri. 8th June, 18:00–20:00: Room B36, Main Building, Malet Street.
Sat. 9th June, 18:00–20:00: Room B33, Main Building, Malet Street.

The workshop programme and location are here.