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Clayton Littlejohn (KCL): “N-1 Guilty Men”
28 January 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Abstract: In this talk, we’ll look at a case that has been unjustly neglected in recent discussions of the criminal standard of proof. After a brief presentation of the case, we’ll look to see if we can find a general normative framework that can vindicate our (hopefully shared) intuitions about what we ought to do, what we ought to believe, and who we ought to blame when it seems that we know perfectly we’re wrong about who is guilty. My hope is that this discussion will shed some light on the relationship between reasons, oughts, and rationality.
Clayton Littlejohn is a Professor of Philosophy at King’s College, London. His research interests are primarily in epistemology, specifically on debates about justification and epistemic normativity.