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Andrew Peet: Hålla fast vid sorg

Tid Onsdag 25 januari, 2023 kl. 13:15 - 15:00
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Högre seminariet i filosofi bjuder in till seminarium med Andrew Peet, Leeds. Seminariet har den engelska titeln "Holding On to Grief". Medförfattare till seminarietexten är Eli Pitcovski.

Abstract (på engelska): 

Consider the following argument:

1. The loss of a loved one is a reason for grief.

2. One’s loss doesn’t cease to be a reason for grief after a certain period of grieving.

3. As long as one retains knowledge of an undefeated reason for grief, then it is appropriate to experience grief.

4. So, as long as one retains knowledge of one’s loss, it is appropriate to experience grief indefinitely.

This argument initially appears compelling. Yet, grief often passes surprisingly quickly following the loss of a loved one, and rarely continues indefinitely. If the above argument is sound this suggests that our typical grieving practices manifest a failure to respond properly to our reasons.

The standard response to this puzzle is to reject premise (2). That is, the standard suggestion is that the loss of a loved one eventually ceases to constitute a reason for grief. We reject this approach and advocate an alternative according to which our typical patterns of grief are, for lack of a better word, rationalized by the norms governing attention.

Observera att seminariet ges på engelska. Alla intresserade är välkomna att delta!

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