Our core objective is to bring together researchers in epistemology, ethics and metaphysics to shed light on key questions concerning blame including the following.
- What is it to blame someone and under what conditions are we entitled to do so? Are groups, such as companies or governments, blameworthy?
- To what extent can groups or individuals be held blameworthy for beliefs or behaviour which discriminate against women or minorities even when the beliefs and behaviour are subconscious and/or accepted practice?
- What can be revealed about blame by the nature of forgiveness and apology?
- How do our personal relationships with wrongdoers bear on the appropriateness of blaming them?”.
Jessica Brown (St Andrews), Justin Snedegar (St Andrews)
Forthcoming: Justin Snedegar, “Dismissing Blame“, forthcoming in Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy.
2023: Justin Snedegar, “Explaining Loss of Standing to Blame“, forthcoming in Journal of Moral Philosophy
2021: Jessica Brown,“Group motivation”. Nous 56, 2:494-510.
Jessica Brown, “Group excuse from blameless ignorance”. Philosophical Topics (2021) 49, 2:1-16.
2020: Jessica Brown, “What is epistemic blame?” Nous 54,2: 389-407.
2019: Jessica Brown, “Epistemically blameworthy belief”. Philosophical Studies 177, 12: 3595-3614.