The CAPACITY-CHARACTER PROJECT brings together researchers from the areas of philosophy, law, history, sociology, as well as psychology and neuroscience to study the notions of character and mental capacity. For instance, one of our projects aims to shed light on the moral, legal and medical significance – as well as the conceptual and empirical basis – of the distinction between character flaws and mental incapacities. (Brief description further below.)
Following on from our previous workshop at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in July 2011, we now invite expressions of interest from researchers and practitioners in relevant areas who would like to participate in the upcoming workshop on May 21st & 22nd, 2012, at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Interested parties should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining in 350-500 words why they are interested in participating in the workshop. Expressions of interest must be received by March 5, 2012, and applicants will be advised in writing by March 19, 2012 of the success of their application.
Places will be allocated on the basis of how well the applicants’ interests and background align with the central themes of the CAPACITY-CHARACTER PROJECT. There is no registration fee, but vacancies will be strictly limited to ensure that there is ample time for discussion, and participants must fund their own travel and accommodation should this be required.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Prof Jeanette Kennett
Macquarie University (Australia)