Do you have research interests in moral disagreement, moral intuitions, moral testimony and moral expertise; or in the nature of applied philosophy and topics like abortion, war, punishment, animals, and medical ethics; or in the mental and social mechanisms that produce moral judgments? This summer, Central European University in Budapest will bring in leading international experts and offer the opportunity to examine questions of morality from an amazing variety of angles. CEU will run Summer University courses in 2014 on Moral Epistemology, on Applied Philosophy and on the Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms of Morality.

December 6-7, 2013
New York University

***Note change of location due to high response. Friday sessions will be in Hemmerdinger Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East). Saturday sessions will be in Greenberg Lounge (Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South).

Those planning to attend should register at On Friday, participants should check in first in Silverstein Lounge (next to Hemmerdinger Hall, just inside the entrance to the Silver Center on Waverly Place). Bring ID for the NYU security at the entrance.***

Please find below the Final Program for the 2012 Bioethics Conference: The Moral Brain. Although we have reached capacity, we strongly encourage you to RSVP so that you can be placed on the waitlist. We will contact you as soon as space becomes available. The direct link for RSVP is at

University of Alabama at Birmingham
NOVEMBER 11-13, 2011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites papers for a conference on the normative implications of recent work in moral psychology, broadly construed. The conference will be held in Birmingham, AL on November 11-13, 2011.

The conference, to be hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences, will examine connections between moral psychology and normative issues in law, bioethics, social and politics issues, well-being, and similar topics. We welcome interdisciplinary research involving psychology, neuroscience, law, medicine, public health, political science, economics, game theory, and related fields.

Everybody’s heard about Joshua Greene’s fMRI studies of moral judgement. Many have also heard about the study by Koenigs, Young, Adolphs, Cushman, Tranel, Cushman, Hauser and Damasio of patients with prefrontal damage. In a communication I co-authored with Nick Shackel and which has just come out in Nature, we criticise the methodology used in these studies.

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