My book, The Right to Be Loved, is now available from all major outlets such as Amazon, Oxford University Press, and Barnes and Noble.

I’m very honored that Christian Barry (Australian National University), Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh), and Leif Wenar (King’s College London) will be discussing the book with me at an Author-Meets-Critics Session at the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm. A book launch is also currently being planned at New York University in the Spring 2016.

The first of six ESRC-funded workshops exploring issues where the ethics and economics of climate change intersect will be held at Oxford University’s Martin School on 13-14 January 2016. The keynote speakers will be Simon Caney and Partha Dasgupta.

There is space in the workshop for eight additional presentations, and an equal number of discussants. Funds are available to cover accommodation and internal travel expenses for up to three research students and early-career researchers. Preference will be given to proposals on the workshop theme of discounting, but proposals on other topics will also be considered. Papers will be circulated before the workshop.

The Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) is hosting its tenth annual conference on May 19–21, 2016 and will feature keynote addresses by Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi.

Location: St. John’s University, Manhattan campus, New York
Date: December 5, 2015, Saturday

Call for papers: Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethics
The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. There are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. Our aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics.

I recently had a fun podcast interview with Rose Eveleth from Gizmodo about engineering humans for a better planet. Gizmodo gave the interview the title “To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans,” which is somewhat of a misnomer since I have never claimed that one ‘must’ genetically engineer humans in order to stop climate change. You can find the write-up here with some thoughtful comments from Rose: us-1733583113

And you can listen to the podcast here:

Please find below details for a book launch sponsored by the NYU Center for Bioethics for the volume that Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited called Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall
110 West Third Street
New York, NY 10003, USA

Reception to follow.

Featuring speakers Professors Michael Rosen (Harvard), Katja Vogt (Columbia), and Alan Patten (Princeton)

Please RVSP via this link:

The Journal of Moral Philosophy has just published a special issue on Larry Temkin’s book, Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning. Commentators include Professors Véronique Munoz-Dardé, Leo Katz, Jacob Ross, and Shelly Kagan. Professor Temkin also provides a Précis and Responses to the Commentators.

Here’s the content of issue:

Symposium on Larry Temkin’s Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning
Larry S. Temkin
pp.: 363–392 (30)

The Quality of Gooditude
Véronique Munoz-Dardé
pp.: 393–413 (21)

On Larry Temkin’s Rethinking the Good
Leo Katz
pp.: 414–427 (14)

Call for paper from Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy
Deadline for submission: May 31, 2016

Antonella Corradini (Università Cattolica, Milan), Giuliana Mancuso (Università Cattolica, Milan), and Bruno Niederbacher (Department of Christian Philosophy, Innsbruck)

Professors Herlinde Pauer-Studer and David Velleman have recently published a new book called Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge. There is a good write-up of the book in Aeon, which you can read here. Do check them out!

Final session now live: you can watch the live broadcast here: Wx3xJJonIYjTFw_v5TBqQ9UHO-w==

Can’t travel to NYC for the NYU Workshop on Current Controversies in Bioethics? You will be able to tune in to a live broadcast of the workshop tomorrow at 1pm! Links to the broadcast will be posted on Twitter, Facebook, and here on Ethics Etc.