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Conference on Moral Evil

Organizer: Zachary J. Goldberg, LMU

The focus of this conference is on issues relevant to metaethics of evil and the nature of moral evil.

Dates and Location: April 26-27, 2018, Lessingstr. 2. EG 0.01

Attendance is free, but please register in advance at: zachary.goldberg@lmu.de

Thursday, April 26:

9.15-9.30: Greeting

9.30-10.30: Evil in Neoplatonism, Peter Adamson (Munich)

10.30-11.30: What distinguishes evil people from standard moral agents? Michaela Rehm (Bielefeld)

11.30-12.30: Real Losses and Real Losers – Pragmatism and the Reality of Evil, Ana Honnacker (Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover)

12.30-14.00: Lunch for speakers

14-15.00: The Banality of Evil: Coping Mechanism or Worldly Fact, Yasmin Göppner (Munich)

15-16.00: Further Thoughts on Evil, Luke Russell (Sydney)

16-17.00: A Diachronic Analysis of Evil Action, Zachary Goldberg (Munich)

Dinner for speakers at 18:30

Friday, April 27:

9.30-10.30: Between Incapacity and Self-Conceit: Kant on the Rationality of Evil, Jörg Noller (Munich)

10.30-11.30: Political Evil, Stephen de Wijze (Manchester)

11.30-12.30: Institutional conditions of evil action: What we can learn from the NS system, Herlinde Pauer-Studer (Vienna)

12.30-13.30: Lunch for speakers

13.30-14.30: Evil – A Relevant Category in Criminal Law? Petra Wittig (Munich)

14.30-15.30: Longing for Immortality: A Cavellian Approach to Evil, Eike Brock (Bochum)

Dinner for speakers at 18.30