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Ingrid Robeyns: Is Procreation Special?

Wanneer:wo 21-11-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

According to the moral equivalence thesis, overconsumption and procreation are morally equivalent: there is no morally relevant difference between the use of environmental resources for consumption or for procreation. This paper develops two critiques against the moral equivalence thesis: a capabilitarian argument, and an argument based on human self-understanding. Existing analyses of the moral equivalence thesis have, implicitly or explicitly, started from a version of equality of resources. I first show that...(continue reading...)

Money on my mind: the (folk) ontology of a social object

Wanneer:wo 28-11-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Francesco Guala (Milan), organized by the Centre for PPE

It is widely agreed that the existence of institutional objects is partly dependent on our capacity to represent them as such. Surprisingly, however, we do not know much about the way in which even paradigmatic institutional objects, like money, are conceptualised. The results of a series of experiments aimed at probing people’s intuitions about money reveal that at least two concepts of money coexist in our folk psychology: on the one hand, people identify money according to its effective functionÍž on the other, people use 'original conferred status' as a criterion of classification. Although this evidence does not tell us what money is, it does create problems for antirealist ontologies that identify money with whatever we represent as money, and for collective intentionality theories presupposing that a single concept of money is shared in the community.

Francesco Guala is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Milan, and Visiting Chair of the Philosophy of the Behavioural and Social Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the author of The Methodology of Experimental Economics (Cambridge 2005) and of Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together (Princeton 2016). His current research is mostly devoted to study the ontology and the cognitive foundations of social reality.

Stijn Bruers: Effective altruism and wild animal suffering

Wanneer:wo 12-12-2018 20:00 - 21:30
Waar:TBA

Lecture organized by the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Effective Altruism (EA)

Effective altruism is a growing social movement that uses rational thinking and scientific evidence to help others as much as possible. Helping others includes helping animals. There is a lot of suffering...(continue reading...)

Elinor Mason

Wanneer:wo 06-02-2019 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Sonia Kruks

Wanneer:wo 06-03-2019 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Sonia Kruks (Oberlin), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Daniel Loick

Wanneer:wo 03-04-2019 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Sonia Kruks (Oberlin), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Conference: Varieties of Unity in Early Modern Philosophy

Vanaf:vr 12-04-2019
Tot en met:za 13-04-2019
Waar:Groningen, room TBA

Organizers: Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto), Brian Embry (University of Groningen) Call for Abstracts (before 10 January 2019)

Matthew Kieran

Wanneer:wo 22-05-2019 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Sonia Kruks (Oberlin), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy VI

Vanaf:wo 29-05-2019
Tot en met:do 30-05-2019
Waar:TBA

The Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy brings together advanced students and established scholars to discuss the latest work in early modern philosophy, broadly conceived. Built on the success of the previous 2014–2017 editions, which gathered philosophers from all over the world, the Seminar offers workshop-style collaborations in order to stimulate scholarly exchange. The language of presentation and discussion is English.

This year's keynote speakers are: Professor Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto) and Professor Katherine Brading (Duke University) View Call for Papers, Procedure and Organization details

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