Pamela Hieronymi – Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals

September 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA)

Date: 21 sept 2018, 10:00 – 12:00

Salle: salle P-217, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, (2900 Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal)

Résumé/Abstract: Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals” 

Fifty-five years after its publication, P. F. Strawson’s “Freedom and Resentment” continues to inspire important work.  Its main legacy has been the notion of “reactive attitudes.”  Surprisingly, Strawson’s central argument—an argument to the conclusion that no general thesis (such as the thesis of determinism) could provide us reason to abandon these attitudes—has received little attention.  In a short manuscript, I am arguing that neither of the standard interpretations are correct.  Strawson’s argument relies on an underlying picture of the nature of moral demands and moral relationships—a picture that has gone largely unnoticed, that is naturalistic without being reductionistic, and that is, I think, worthy of serious consideration.   After very briefly presenting the main outlines of my interpretation, I will, in this presentation, focus on objections to Strawson’s underlying, naturalistic picture.  Though the objections are serious, I believe robust replies can be provided on Strawson’s behalf.

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How to link philosophy and physics/À la frontière de la philosophie et la physique

September 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Vous êtes toutes et tous invités au colloque bilingue, « À la frontière de la philosophie et la physique », qui aura lieu l’après-midi du 21 septembre. Venez en apprendre davantage sur les façons dont les physiciens recherchent la matière sombre, ainsi que les questions philosophiques soulevées par ces expériences. Deux conférences seront suivies par une table ronde et un cocktail. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez visiter le site web http://mollykao.com/esope/philophys/.

Lieu : M-415, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Université de Montréal

Date : 13h30-19h, vendredi 21 septembre 2018

Cet événement est organisé dans le cadre de la Chaire Ésope (axe en philosophie des sciences) du département de philosophie à l’Université de Montréal en collaboration avec le Réseau montréalais de philosophie des sciences.

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You are cordially invited to the bilingual event “How to link philosophy and physics”, which will take place the afternoon of September 21. Come learn about some of the ways in which scientists search for dark matter, as well as the philosophical questions arising from such experiments. Two talks will be followed by a round table panel and a cocktail. For more information, including schedule and abstracts, please visit http://mollykao.com/aesop/linkphilphys/.

Location : M-415, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Université de Montréal

Date : 1:30pm-7pm, Friday September 21, 2018

This event is organized as part of the activities of the Aesop Chair (Philosophy of Science) in the department of philosophy at the University of Montreal, in collaboration with the Montreal Philosophy of Science Network.

Dr. James DuBois – Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers.

September 14, 2018 Leave a comment

We are happy to invite you to a special conference organized by the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit as part of the 2018-2019 Calendar of IRCM Conferences.

We will be hosting Dr. James DuBois (Washington University School of Medecine for a talk titled “Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers.”

When: Monday September 17th at 11.30 AM

Where: 110 avenue des Pins, Auditorium Jacques-Genest

What: Dr. James DuBois, “Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers.”

We hope to see you there.

Nous vous convions à une conférence spéciale organisée par l’Unité de recherche en éthique pragmatique de la santé, en collaboration avec l’IRCM.

Nous recevrons le Dr. James Dubois (Washington University School of Medecine) pour une conférence intitulée “Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers.”.

Où : 110 avenue des Pins, Auditorium Jacques-Genest

Quand : Lundi le 7 septembre, à 11h30

Quoi : Dr. James DuBois, “Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers.”

Au plaisir de vous y voir.

Kristin Andrews – Animal Rights and the Cluster Concept of Person

September 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Pour sa 35e conférence, Fillosophie a le plaisir d’accueillir Kristin Andrews (York University), le vendredi 28 septembre, 13h, au département de philosophie de l’UQÀM (W-5215).

Titre : « Animal Rights and the Cluster Concept of Person »
Résumé : Other animals do not need to be dehumanized, because nonhuman animals are not human. The use of “animal” as a derogatory term reflects the special status given to humans. However, that value of humans isn’t due to mere biological status, but is associated instead with the moral status of personhood. Recent court cases in the US and Argentina, and new laws in Canada, France and India are promoting the idea that other animals should also be considered persons, thereby gaining the moral status and some legal rights granted to humans. The legal cases in the US, which focus on chimpanzees and elephants, have as their goal the transformation of animals from property to persons. As with human persons who are unable to care for themselves, nonhuman animals would have human caregivers with the duty of looking after their best interests.

I will present and respond to objections raised by the US courts which are also addressed in our new book Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief (Routledge 2018). I will then develop a cluster concept version of the capacities account of personhood. This view assures that all existing persons remain persons, and it also includes many nonhuman animals as persons. I will conclude by briefly describing how some species fulfill the cluster concept of person in such as way as to warrant the ascription of the term, and the corresponding moral considerability, and will consider some practical consequences about the moral acceptability of zoos, circuses, cetacean shows, swimming with dolphin projects, and the use of animal actors in entertainment and advertising.

Bio : Kristin Andrews est à la tête de la York Research Chair in Animal Minds. Elle est professeure associée au département de philosophie de York University, et a été élue au College of the Royal Society of Canada en 2015. Sa recherche s’inscrit dans les enjeux liés à la psychologie du sens commun et de la compréhension sociale, l’évolution de la moralité, la méthodologie en recherche sur la cognition animale, et les droits des animaux. Ses publications incluent les livres Do Apes Read Minds? Toward a New Folk Psychology (MIT 2012) – The Animal Mind (Routledge 2015) – et, co-écrit avec une équipe de 15 philosophes, Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers Brief (Routledge 2018).

 

La conférence est gratuite et ouverte à tout le monde.
Des collations seront servies.

Nous espérons vous y voir en grand nombre!

Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart on ethical challenges faced by healthcare professionals in the context of requests for medical aid in dying

September 5, 2018 Leave a comment

The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit (formerly Neuroethics Research Unit) at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal is happy to invite you to a special conference by Dr. Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart (Haute école de travail social Fribourg and Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale). Dr. Dransart will be adressing ethical challenges faced by healthcare professionals in the context of requests for medical aid in dying.

This talk will take place at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (110 avenue des Pins West) on September 6th 2018, at 11 AM, in room André-Barbeau.

More information about this talk and our conference program can be found on our new website: http://www.pragmatichealthethics.ca/events/

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L’Unité de recherche en éthique pragmatique de la santé (auparavant Unité de recherche en neuroéthique) vous invite à une conférence spéciale du Dr. Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart (Haute école de travail social Fribourg and Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale). Dr. Dransart discutera des défis et des enjeux éthiques rencontrés par les professionnel-le-s confronté-e-s à des demandes de suicide assisté en établissements pour personnes âgées.

La conférence aura lieu dans la salle André-Barbeau, à l’Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (110 avenue des Pins ouest) le 6 septembre 2018 prochain, à 11h AM.

Pour davantage d’informations sur cette conférence et notre programme de conférences, veuillez visiter notre nouveau site internet : http://www.pragmatichealthethics.ca/fr/evenements/

 

Historical and philosophical perspectives on the construction of theories in physics

July 11, 2018 Leave a comment

You are cordially invited to a workshop in philosophy of science that will take place Tuesday, July 17, entitled “Historical and philosophical perspectives on the construction of theories in physics”. For more information, including schedule and abstracts, please visit http://mollykao.com/aesop/july17workshop/.

Location : Room 223, 2910 Edouard-Montpetit blvd
Date : 11:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday July 17, 2018
Contact : molly.kao at umontreal.ca

This event is organized as part of the activities of the Aesop Chair in Philosophy (Philosophy of Science) in the department of philosophy at the University of Montreal.

Adam Hedgecoe – UNCERTAINTY, SEQUENCING AND THE PRACTICE OF CLINICAL GENETICS

June 6, 2018 Leave a comment

THE MONTREAL NEUROETHICS NETWORK

LE RÉSEAU NEUROÉTHIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

“UNCERTAINTY, SEQUENCING AND THE PRACTICE OF CLINICAL GENETICS”

Adam Hedgecoe, PHD

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK

Wednesday June 13th | mercredi 13 juin

11:30am-12:30pm | 11h30 à 12h30

Room | Salle André-Barbeau, IRCM

 The Montreal Neuroethics Network promotes neuroethics training, education and dialogue by exposing various audiences to neuroethics issues; fostering collaboration and mutual learning; and ensure Montreal’s leadership in addressing ethical and social issues in neuroscience and healthcare delivery through inter-institutional collaborations.

For additional information, neuroethics@ircm.qc.ca

Le Réseau neuroéthique de Montréal promeut la formation, l’éducation et le dialogue neuroéthiques en exposant divers publics aux enjeux neuroéthiques; en facilitant les collaborations et les apprentissages mutuels afin de développer le leadership à Montréal pour aborder les questions éthiques et sociales associées aux neurosciences et aux soins de santé dans un contexte de collaboration interinstitutionnelle.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, neuroethics@ircm.qc.ca