Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 October 2010
Beijing, China

Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Philosophy Summer School in China

Sponsor: The Ford Foundation

Professor Saul Smilansky (University of Haifa) will be giving a talk on Monday, March 1, at the Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar entitled “Should We Be Sorry that We Exist?” A copy of Saul’s talk can be found here. Saul would welcome any comments/suggestions. Here’s an abstract of his talk:

Readers may know that I’ve recently taken up an associate professorship in the Center for Bioethics with an affiliation in the philosophy department at NYU. The Center runs a Master’s Program in Bioethics and is holding an open house on

Thursday, March 4, 2010
5:30-7:30 PM
285 Mercer Street, 9th Floor
(Between Waverly and Washington Pl.)
New York, NY 10003

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in Bioethics, this will be a good opportunity to meet with the faculty and students and discuss the range of Program options and career benefits. Food and refreshments will be served.

Krebs on Dialogical Love
By S. Matthew Liao

Professor Angelika Krebs (University of Basel) will be giving a talk on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar entitled “Dialogical Love.” A copy of Professor Kreb’s talk can be found here. Professor Krebs would welcome any comments/suggestions. Here’s an abstract of her talk:

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AHRC workshop on “The Future of Consent”
Date: March 22nd-24th 2010
Location: Chancellor’s Conference Centre, Manchester

There are a limited number of places available for a two day interdisciplinary and international workshop—The Future of Consent—organised by Neil Manson and Dave Archard (Lancaster) and funded by the AHRC with additional support from the Society for Applied Philosophy.

I just finished a draft of a paper called “Bias and Reasoning: Haidt’s Theory of Moral Judgment.” Eventually, the final version of the paper will go into an edited collection called New Waves in Ethics, edited by Thom Brooks. In the meantime, I’d be really interested to learn what some of you think of this paper. An abstract of the paper is as follows:

Roger Crisp had an article in Mind in 2008 entitled “Goodness and Reasons: Accentuating the Negative.” Mind just published a piece discussing Crisp’s 2008 article by Philip Stratton-Lake, as well Crisp’s response to Stratton-Lake, both of which look very interesting. I also have a piece called “The Buck-Passing Account of Value: Lessons from Crisp,” which also discusses Crisp’s 2008 article and which is available via Philosophical Studies’ Online First, or here for a penultimate version. I had a quick look at Stratton-Lake’s piece and Crisp’s response, and as far as I can tell, the points I make in my paper are different from Stratton-Lake’s. I’ll be reading Stratton-Lake’s and Crisp’s papers more closely soon, but in the meantime, I’d be very interested to learn what other people think of them.

Raz on The Guise of the Good
By S. Matthew Liao

Professor Joseph Raz (Columbia and Oxford University) will be giving a talk on Monday, Feb. 8, at the Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar entitled ‘On the Guise of the Good.’ A copy of Professor Raz’s talk can be found here. Professor Raz would welcome any comments/suggestions. Here’s an abstract of his talk:

August 1st – 5th, 2010
Bellingham, Washington.

Everyone is invited to submit a paper, or to volunteer to be a commentator or session chair, but conference attendance is by invitation only, and will be primarily limited to those on the conference program.

To submit a paper: Submissions should be prepared for blind review and emailed to the 2010 BSPC Program Committee at BSPC2010 (at) Papers on any topic are welcome, but the conference program committee will be looking for papers that are of general philosophical interest. Papers of any length will be considered, but shorter papers (under about 25 pages) will have a better chance of being accepted than longer papers. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2010. Prospective authors will be notified of the Program Committee’s decisions by early May.

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