Date: Friday, May 22nd-Saturday, May 23, 2015
Location: Jurow Hall, NYU Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
Time: TBA

Bioethics is the study of ethical issues arising out of advances in the life sciences and medicine. The NYU Center for Bioethics is hosting a workshop with thirteen significant figures in Bioethics who will pair up to address and offer contrasting views on five current issues in Bioethics.

“Normativity and the Human Sciences”
April 24th and 25th, 2015

The 18th Annual CUNY Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Department of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (New York, NY)

Keynote Speakers: Tyler Burge (UCLA) and S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 24th (room 7113, excluding the Keynote presentation)

11:30 AM – Welcome

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Tomasz Wysocki (WUSTL) - “Normality: A two-faced concept”

2:15 – 3:30 PM. Asya Passinsky (NYU) – “Norm and Object: A Normative Theory of Social Objects”

25 April, University of Reading

Registration is now open for the 2015 Ratio one-day conference at the University of Reading: Indeterminacy in Ethics (programme below). You can register at the conference website

http://ratioconference.wordpress.com

or by emailing Luke Elson (luke.elson (at) reading.ac.uk) if you’d prefer to pay in person:

£20 staff;
£10 graduate students;
£5 undergraduate students.

Here is a tentative programme:

9:00- Coffee available.
9:30-11:00 JRG Williams (Leeds): TBA.
11:30-1:00 Sara Bernstein (Duke): Causal and Moral Vagueness.
2:00-3:30 Tom Dougherty (Cambridge): Ethical Vagueness and Ethical Knowledge.
3:30-4:30 Reception and refreshments, generously provided by Wiley.
4:30-6:00 Cristian Constantinescu (Birkbeck): Comparative Indeterminacy.
7:00- Conference dinner at a local restaurant (all welcome).

CFP: Race and Aesthetics
By S. Matthew Liao

New submission deadline and format
A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference
Conference website: raceandaesthetics.weebly.com

May 19th and 20th, 2015
Leeds, UK

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)
Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London)
Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University)
A.W. Eaton (University of Illinois – Chicago)
Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)
Ron Mallon (Washington University in St Louis)
Charles W. Mills (Northwestern University)
Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield)
Paul C. Taylor (Pennsylvania State University)

SUPPORTED by British Society of Aesthetics Connections Grant

Readers of Ethics Ethic might be interested in Princeton Alumni Weekly’s special issue this month on the brain, which includes a Q&A with me about the ethics of neuroscience. Here is the link to the issue:

http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2015/01/07/

And here’s the link to my Q&A:

http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2015/01/07/pages/6307/index.xml

Do check them out!

University of Colorado Boulder, October 22-24, 2015
Proposal deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Program Co-Chairs: Lilly Goren (Carroll University) and Peter Josephson (St. Anselm College)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals for its thirteenth annual conference, to be held October 22-24, 2015, at the University of Colorado Boulder. Proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students who have completed all requirements except for the dissertation are welcomed. Proposals on all topics in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, and cognate disciplines will be considered. Faculty members are encouraged to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

Readers of Ethics Etc might be interested in Newsweek’s cover story in December entitled “Planet Reboot: Fighting Climate Change With Geoengineering,” in which they interviewed me about whether human engineering may be less risky than geoengineering as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change.

The online version can be found here:

http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/12/can-geoengineering-save-earth-28912 4.html

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay competition, designed to promote excellent research and writing in metaethics on the part of younger scholars. More information about the Sanders Prize in Metaethics, and the Marc Sanders Foundation, can be found at http://www.marcsandersfoundation.org/sanders-prizes/metaethics/.

Stanford University
April 8th-9th, 2015

Sponsored by:
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Keynote Speaker:
Peter Singer (Princeton University and University of Melbourne)

It is widely acknowledged that global poverty is a matter of great moral concern, and that efforts to alleviate it ought to be pursued. But there is a great deal of disagreement about a range of ethical and empirical issues concerning aid. The purpose of this conference is to explore these issues and to foster ongoing discussion and collaboration.

Date: September 18th-20th, 2015
Location: Syracuse University

A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be published by Oxford University Press in a new series Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, which will be edited by David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne and Steven Wall.

There will be nine speakers including:
• Elizabeth Anderson (Keynote), University of Michigan

• Seana Shiffrin (Keynote), UCLA

• Michael Otsuka, London School of Economics

• George Sher, Rice University

• Zofia Stemplowska, University of Oxford

• Kit Wellman, Washington University

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