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

GUEST EDITORS
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: https://www.periscope.tv/w/V0IB7TI4MzI5MDV8MTM0Mzc4NDEHNGogIjSWdbLAyPT 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.

Please find below the program for the NYU Center for Bioethics workshop on “Current Controversies in Bioethics.”

Friday, May 22, 2015
NYU Silver Center, 1st Floor Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Square East, NY, NY 10003

1:00 PM-3:00 PM—Session 1 (Psychopathy, Autism, and Capacities for Responsible Agency)
“An Exploration of Moral Competence through Autism, Psychopathy, and Frontotemporal Dementia”
Dana Nelkin, University of California, San Diego

“Holding Psychopaths Responsible and the Guise of the Good”
Agniezska Jaworska, University of California, Riverside

3:00 PM-3:30 PM—Break
Silverstein Lounge 1st Floor Silver Center

Our book, Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, which Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited, just came out! You can get a copy in the UK from major outlets such as OUP UK and Amazon UK. In the US, you can get the Kindle and Nook versions now. The print version for the US market should be released in late June.

This volume has 36 original contributions and is over 720 pages. Here’s a description of the book:

What makes something a human right? What is the relationship between the moral foundations of human rights and human rights law? What are the difficulties of appealing to human rights?

In celebration of Earth Week, readers of Ethics Etc might be interested in a podcast I did with The Adaptors called “Cat Eyes for Climate Change.”

You can find the podcast here:

http://www.theadaptors.org/episodes/2015/2/11/cat-eyes-for-climate-cha nge

and on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cat-eyes-for-climate-change/id9608 40471?i=335303274&mt=2

You can also listen to it directly here:

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).

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