Location: St. John’s University, Manhattan campus, New York
Date: December 5, 2015, Saturday

Call for papers: Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethics
The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. There are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. Our aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics.

I recently had a fun podcast interview with Rose Eveleth from Gizmodo about engineering humans for a better planet. Gizmodo gave the interview the title “To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans,” which is somewhat of a misnomer since I have never claimed that one ‘must’ genetically engineer humans in order to stop climate change. You can find the write-up here with some thoughtful comments from Rose:

http://gizmodo.com/meanwhile-in-the-future-to-stop-climate-change-we-m us-1733583113

And you can listen to the podcast here:

Please find below details for a book launch sponsored by the NYU Center for Bioethics for the volume that Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited called Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall
110 West Third Street
New York, NY 10003, USA

Reception to follow.

Featuring speakers Professors Michael Rosen (Harvard), Katja Vogt (Columbia), and Alan Patten (Princeton)

Please RVSP via this link: http://bit.ly/1g0u1vo

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

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:

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