Nov 15, 2014 • Freedom Center Workshop: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Jesse Summers


Sat, 11/15/2014 - 09:00 to 17:30


The UA Freedom Center will host a workshop with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics, on a book manuscript by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Jesse Summers.  The book, "Scrupolosity," is about an obsessive complusive disorder focused upon scrupulous (roughly moral) behavior.  It sits at the intersection of issues in the philosophy of psychiatry (and mind), action theory, moral theory, as well as free will and moral responsibility.  It is brief, about 50,000 words, and is nontechnical.  

Schedule of Events:
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Jesse Summers on "Scrupulosity"
Sat, Nov 15, Social Sciences 224 (1145 E South Campus Drive 85721)

10-11am   Chap 1, Case Studies; Chap 2, What Is Scrupulosity?

11:15am-12:15pm   Chap 3, Is Scrupulosity a Mental Illness?

12:15-2pm   Lunch

2-3pm   Chap 4, Scrupulous Moral Judgment

3:15-4:15pm   Chap 5, Responsibility

4:30-5:30pm   Chap 5, Treatment

Various UA Philosophy faculty will start each session with a brief set of critical comments and questions, no more than 10 minutes.  After a brief reply from Walter and Jesse, discussion will ensue.  Please read the chapters ahead of time.

To join the workshop and receive an electronic copy of the book, please email Professor Michael McKenna, by Friday, Nov 7.




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