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

CFP: Virtue and Emotions
By S. Matthew Liao

Guest Editor: Kevin Timpe (Northwest Nazarene University)
Deadline for Submission: February 1, 2015
Prize: $3,000

Call for Papers
Res Philosophica invites papers on the topic of virtue and the emotions for the 2015 Res Philosophica Essay Prize. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000 and publication in the associated special issue of the journal on the same topic. Submissions for the prize will be automatically considered for publication in the journal’s special issue unless otherwise requested.

The NYU Department of Environmental Studies and the NYU Center for Bioethics invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2015, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We especially welcome candidates who have worked in environmental studies and bioethics, and also those who have training in such areas as ethics, political philosophy, social and political theory, public policy, or environmental health who have strong or emerging teaching and research interests in environmental studies and bioethics.

** I’m very honored to be invited to speak at this event. **

“Normativity and the Human Sciences”
April 24th and 25th, 2015
Department of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (New York, NY)

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

Deadline for Submissions: January 15th, 2015
Responses to submissions will be sent by March 15th, 2015.

The human sciences (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, economics, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, medicine, etc.) collectively aim to investigate our species. Projects undertaken within these sciences seek to describe and thereby explain how we think, feel, perceive, make judgments, interact with one another, use language, and much more.

May 21-23, 2015

Keynote Addresses:
Frances Kamm (Harvard University)
Joseph Raz (Columbia University Law School)

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions from faculty and graduate students are welcomed, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Frances Kamm and Joseph Raz, such as authority, death and dying, duties, freedom, law, moral status, normativity, permissible harm and killing, practical reason, responsibility, rights, terrorism, torture, value, and war. Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format. Graduate submissions should be sent by e-mail to nustep.grad.conference (at) gmail.com; faculty submissions should be sent by e-mail to kebelsduggan (at) northwestern.edu. The deadline is February 15, 2015. Notices of acceptance will be sent by March 15.

Date: Saturday December 13, 2014
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Tisch Hall (40 W 4th Street), Room LC-11, New York University

Over the past several years there have been exciting empirical discoveries about the self. At the same time, there have been important developments in the philosophy of the self and personal identity. To foster dialogue and discussion between these empirical and philosophical approaches, this one-day workshop will feature presentations on the self from cognitive scientists and philosophers.

The final program is now available for this week’s conference on “Measuring Borderline States of Consciousness”, co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness and the NYU Center for Bioethics.

The conference will be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South.

Registration is free but required. You can register via a link on the
conference website (http://tinyurl.com/qyb7hok) or directly at
http://tinyurl.com/l4tcxcc.

MEASURING BORDERLINE STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Friday, October 24, 2014

9am-10am: Conference Registration & Check-In

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