Biological Futures Colloquium:
Stewardship…of what, by whom, in whose interests?
Monday, May 20, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch will be served -- please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 16.
- Panelists: Steve Gardiner and Lauren Hartzell-Nichols (Philosophy, Program on Values and Program on the Environment); Wylie Burke and Kelly Edwards (Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine); Alison Wylie (Philosophy and Archaeology/Anthropology)
- Discussion of stewardship as the issue arises in environmental ethics, biomedical research, and archaeology.
Spring Quarter Workshop on Teaching & Learning
" Pedagogy and Implicit Bias"
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Smith hall, Room 211
“Over the last decade, a large psychological literature has developed on implicit biases. There is by now substantial empirical support for the claim that most people —even those who explicitly and sincerely avow egalitarian views— hold what have been described as implicit biases against such groups as blacks, women, gay people, and so on." http://www.biasproject.org/
In this workshop, philosophy teachers and researchers working in this area will share their responses to two questions. (1) How does implicit bias present pedagogical challenges to teaching and learning? (2) What are effective pedagogical strategies for addressing those challenges? Including contributions from: The Climate for Women in Philosophy Committee, The Feminist Philosophy Reading Group, Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Alison Wylie, Carole Lee, and Ben Hole
2013-14 academic year
Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University
October 25, 2013
Friday 3:30-5:30 PM
Jenefer Robinson, Professor of Philosophy, Universtiy of Cincinnati
December 6, 2013
Friday, 3:30-5:30 PM
Professor Philosophy and Director of Women's and Gender Studies, MIT.
Sally Haslanger was the UW Stice Lecturer for 2013. She was on campus from May 14-17, 2013.
"The Invisibility of Injustice: Where to Find It and How to Change It"
"Social Structures and Social Change: What Can Moral Theory Do?"
Michael Otsuka, Professor of Philosophy, University College, London and London School of Economics (in Sept 2013)
"How it Makes a Moral Difference that One is Worse Off than One Would Have Been"
Information Ethics and Policy Conference, co-sponsored by the Simpson Center of the Humanities, Program on Values, Philosophy, and the iSchool.
Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics - A daylong interdisciplinary symposium addressing differences and inequities in the global circulation of medical expertise and caregiving labor.
Sponsored by the Rabinowitz Memorial Family Fund and
the Program on Values in Society
Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities
Josiah Ober of Stanford University is a leading theorist of democracy, deliberation, political dissent, and institutional design, whose teaching and research links ancient Greek history and philosophy with modern political theory and practice. He looks to the democracy of ancient Athens to explore political issues of the present and reimagine forms of democratic engagement.
Keynote - "What Is Democracy and What Is It Good For?"
Colloquium - "Political Theory: Normative & Positive / Ancient & Modern”
Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
"Glocalizing’ Global Justice: Democratic Translations of Human Rights and Social Justice"
Elizabeth Ashford, School of Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
"Severe Poverty as a Systemic Human Rights Violation"
Philip Nickel, Professor of Philosophy, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
"Self-trust and Illness "
Circumcision as a Human Rights Issue
A Panel Discussion
Robin Judd, Prof. of History, Ohio State University
Thomas Schmidt, Prof. of Philosophy of Religion at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, German “Reflective Secularization: Religious Belief and Public Reason”
Bettina Shell Duncan, Prof. of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle
Uygar Abaci, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia,Canada
"Why did Kant downgrade the “Only Possible Proof”? A Modal Answer"
Thomas Land, Donnelley Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
"Kant, Conceptualism, and the Problem of Perceptual Presence"
Sasha Newton, Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin), Universität Leipzig, Germany
"Kant on Concepts and Concept-Formation"
Yoon Choi, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Humanities at Tufts University, Medford, MA
“Freedom of thought: Kant on the spontaneity of the understanding”
Gerry Higgins Lecturer in the History of Philosophy,
University of Melbourne
"Kant on Intuition and Impenetrability"
Paul Franco, Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
"Interpreting Kant’s analytic and synthetic methods (and why the distinction matters)"
Autumn Workshop on Teaching and Learning
Theme: Course Design. Speakers include Ben Hole, Michael Rosenthal, Ann Baker, Bill Talbott, Tyler Hildebrand, Amy Reed-Sandoval, Jenny Halpin, Monical Huerta.
David Schmidtz Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, joint Professor of Economics, and founding director of Arizona’s Freedom Center at the University of Arizona
"Idealism As Solipsism"
Philosophy of Immigration Roundtable
Research Ethics Series - Sponsored by Biological Futures in a Globalized World.
Fred Miller, Professor of Philosophy and
Executive Director,Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University
"Aristotle on Belief and Knowledge"
"Cosmopolitan Rights and Responsibilities"
A joint conference with Program on Values in Society, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
Gary Christian - (Biological Futures in a Globalized World Speaker), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle
"The Ethics of Scientific Writing: How to Write and How Not to Write a Paper"
Seth Messinger - (Critical Medical Humanities speaker)
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland
"Negotiating a Good Outcome: The Many dimensions of Recovery from Traumatic Limb Loss at Walter Reed National Military Center"
Geoengineering Summit - Climate Ethics and Science, sponsored by College on the Environment, Program on Values in Society, Program on Climate Change.
Professor Steve Rayner, Oxford University and Professor David Keith, Harvard University
"Engineering Climate Change: Now or Never?"
The Rabinowitz Symposium on Medical Ethics
Jonathan Metzl, (Critical Medical Humanities speaker) Director, Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
"The Protest Psychosis: Race, Violence, and the Stigma of Schizophrenia"
Hasok Chang, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
"A Case for Pluralism in Science"
Lesley Sharpe - (Critical Medical Humanities speaker)
Hybrid Bodies and Animal Science: Moral Thinking in Xenotransplant Research"
Don Garrett, Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at NYU
Amy Schmitter, Associate Professor and Associate Chair at University of Alberta
Michael Rosenthal, Associate Professor and Chair, University of Washington
Ericka Tucker, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomon
Ursula Renz of the University of Klagenfurt, Austria will be presenting twice!
David Shoemaker, Professor of Tulane University. (Keynote speaker for our 2012 graduate student conference)
"Remnants of Character"
Richard Eldridge, Charles and Harriett Cox McDowell Professor of Philosophy at Swarthmore College
"To Think Exactly and Courageously": Poetry, Ingeborg Bachmann's Poetics, and her Bohemia Poem
Hans Halvorson, Professor, Princeton University
"What Scientific Theories Could Not Be"
Hilary Kornblith, Professor, University of Massachusetts
"The Myth of Epistemic Agency"
Lorne Lomasky, Professor, University of Virginia
"When Hobbes is an Optimist: Politics Among the Malevolent"
Eric Schliesser, Professor, University of Ghent, Belgium
"How did Uncertainty become Randomness in Economics; with (perhaps) some notes on Expert responsibility and moral community"
Eric Brown, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program, Washington University, St. Louis
"'Virtue Ethics' and the Problem of Advising Fools"
Paul Bartha, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"What Can We Learn from Analogies in Mathematics?"
Kyle Stanford, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
"The Difference Between Ice Cream and Nazis: Evolution and the Emergence of Moral Objectivity"
Rabinowitz Symposium - "Telling Stories, Revealing Narratives: Perspectives on Illness and Care"
Jeanette Pols, Senior Researcher, Medical Ethics Section, Dept of General Practice, University of Amsterdam
"Knowing Patients: Turning Practical Knowledge into Science."
Ben Hale, Professor, University of Colorado
"Fixing the Wrong Wrong: Geoengineering and the End of the World"
Lukas Meyer, Professor, University of Graz, Austria
"The Significance of Historical Emissions"
Marc Lange, Professor & Assoc. Chair,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Explanation in Mathematics"
Dan Hausman, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Some Mistakes about Preferences"
Christopher Preston, Professor, University of Montana & John O'neill, Professor, Manchester
"Ethics, Policy and Geoengineering: An Easy Day in the Mountains"
Oswaldo Chateaubriand, Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Philosophy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"A Theory of Predication and Some Applications"
Ann E. Cudd, Professor & Assoc. Dean, University of Kansas
"Commitment as Motivation: Amartya Sen's Theory of Agency"
Dale Jamieson, Professor Environmental Studies, Philosophy, New York University
"Geoingineering as a Response to Climate Change: An Urgent Problem Meets a Bad Concept"
Nicholas Smith, Professor,
Lewis & Clark College
"Plato on the Power of Ignorance"
Ryan Preston-Roedder, Assistant Professor,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Faith in Humanity"
Robin May Schott, Senior Researcher/Research Professor,
Danish Institute for International Studies & Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus
"War Rape, Natality, and Genocide"
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