Next Meetup

Meeting 56: Should we assume the accused are innocent until proven guilty?
CUNY philosophy PhD candidate Liam Ryan will lead this discussion. Do we have a moral obligation to assume people are innocent until proven guilty? What exactly is the problem with assuming guilt? This week we will consider if we are justified in presuming the guilt of alleged wrongdoers by considering if positive judgements of blameworthiness are ever warranted. We will analyse whether a moral agent must have full knowledge of their wrongdoing before they can be blamed for an action, and situations when we have sufficient grounds for attributing responsibility to agents who act wrongly. The reading is Gideon Rosen's article "Skepticism about Moral Responsibility," available here:

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