Claire Field: "What is Normative Recklessness?"

Event date
23 November 2023
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Oxford week
MT 7
Goodhart Seminar Room University College

Claire Field (Glasgow)

Notes & Changes

Abstract: Recklessness is an evaluative concept used to describe a negatively evaluable attitude towards risk. It has been most extensively theorized in the law, where it is a criminal state of mind, to be distinguished from other criminal states of mind – knowledge, intention, and negligence. However, its usage is not confined to the law. There is a much more general sense of recklessness used to describe blameworthy, foolish, or otherwise negatively evaluable risk-taking in various different normative domains. In this paper, I draw on and expand upon the legal concept of recklessness to offer an analysis of this more general concept.

Claire Field, Research Associate on the ERC project KnowledgeLab hosted by COGITO at the University of Glasgow, presents the seventh paper of Michaelmas Term 2023 "What is Normative Recklessness?".


This seminar takes place in the Arthur Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, at 5:00pm on Thursday November 23.

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