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When does ignorance excuse?

Why is it that ignorance sometimes excuses morally wrong behavior but sometimes doesn't? How might the fact that some ignorance is culpable and some is non-culpable bear upon this question? Does all non-culpable ignorance serve as a legitimate excuse? When is an agent culpable for being ignorant? 

Professor Daniel Miller, WVU Philosophy, will lead a discussion of this question in 302 Brooks Hall at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Please join us!