Conferences

The Center sponsors yearly conferences on topics related to ethics and values in the sciences. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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Most Recent Conference

Normative Implications of Moral Psychology
November 11–12, 2011

Proposed agenda:

Friday, November 11, 2011
Session 1
Chair: David Morrow (UAB)
8:00 AM Speaker: Alex Plakias (University of Michigan), "Poisons, Parasites, and Persons"
9:30 AM Speaker: Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University), "Angry Virtue and Vice"
11:00 AM Keynote: Peter Vanderschraaf (University of California, Merced), "Convention, Equality and Moral Requirements"
Session 2
Chair: Fritz McDonald (Oakland University)
2:00 PM Keynote: Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College), "Moral Psychology meets Moral Philosophy: Normative Implications for the Law"
3:30 PM Speaker: Kevin Tobia (Rutgers University), "The New Moral Experts"
5:00 PM Speaker: Marcus Arvan (University of Tampa), "Groundwork for a New Moral Epistemology"
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Session 3
Chair: Michael Bishop (Florida State University)
8:00 AM Speaker: Jeremy Evans (University of Texas at Austin), "The Moral Psychology of Determinism"
9:30 AM Speaker: Justin Sytsma (East Tennessee State University), "Norms, Blame, Responsibility...and the Trolley Problem"
11:00 AM Keynote: Dan Haybron (St. Louis University), "What Matters in Measures of Well-being for Policy"
Session 4
Chair: Mathieu Doucet (University of Waterloo), Chair
2:00 PM Keynote: Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota), "Right in the Middle: Normativity and Idealized Subjective Theories of Well-being"
3:30 PM Speaker: Lorraine Besser-Jones (Middlebury College), "Objectivity and Well-being"
5:00 PM Speaker: Erik Angner (UAB), "Is Empirical Research Relevant to Philosophical Conclusions?"