The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica University - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - January 2017

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica University - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - January 2017

Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter

Issue 13, January 2017

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College

  1. Introduction
  2. Upcoming Events at the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College
  3. Upcoming Conferences
  4. Recent or Forthcoming Publications
  5. Journal Special Issues & Calls for Papers
  6. Fellowships and Courses


The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College organizes an annual colloquium series, policy working groups, and conferences, under the direction of Christopher A. Riddle.

The Institute also produces a newsletter that is distributed thrice-annually, updating readers on recent developments in the field, of which this is the 13th issue.  The newsletter contains information about upcoming conferences, recent publications, calls for papers, and related fellowships. We hope that the newsletter will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, the broader community, public service, or various non-governmental organizations. 

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At 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017, Professor Katherine A. Wayne will give a public lecture titled "Wasting Meat and Wasting Animals: What is Lost in Food Loss Discourse?". The talk will be hosted hosted in Carbone Auditorium on Utica College's campus at 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY. Professor Wayne suggests that when animals are killed in everyday agricultural practices, some are not used for their intended purpose (to be consumed). Such “food loss” may occur at any level of the production, distribution, retail, and consumer process; the meat they become may be tainted, lost in transit, improperly stored, or simply forgotten in the fridge. As a food type (e.g. alongside produce), meat is recognized as pervasively – as well as avoidably and therefore unacceptably – wasted in many industrialized nations, including the U.S. and Canada. She considers how language surrounding animals raised for food, in particular the food loss discourse, prevents experts and consumers from seeing the corresponding loss of animal lives. Animal welfare defenders, whether meat-eating or not, have reason to pay attention to this disparity and its linguistic and social origins - though doing so may result in rejecting welfarism in favour of rights.
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At 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017, Professor Nicole Hassoun will give a public lecture titled "Individual Responsibility for Promoting Global Health: The Case for a New Kind of Socially Conscious Consumption". The talk will be hosted hosted in Carbone Auditorium on Utica College's campus at 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY. Professor Hassoun will discuss the problems of global health and suggest that one way of addressing these problems is to use a new rating system for pharmaceutical companies’ medicines’ impact on global health ( She will suggest that consumers have obligations to purchase products from companies that positively contribute to the global health of the millions of individuals suffering and dying young from diseases like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
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Event: Women’s and Mothers’ Labour: the Stakes of Surrogacy
Host: University Grenoble Aples (France)
Date: 8-10 March, 2017

Event: Second Annual Conference of The Mudd Journal of Ethics
Host: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
Date: March 11-12, 2017

Event: The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2017
Host: The International Academic Forum
Speakers: Koji Higashikawa, Frank S. Ravitch, Brian Victoria, Ronald Mellado Miller
Date: March 22-25, 2017

Event: Critical Philosophies of Life
Host: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Speakers: Cynthia Willett
Date: March 24-25 2017

Event: History, Memory, and Justice
Host: Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Speakers: Alice MacLachlan
Date: March 24-25, 2017

Event: Great Lakes Philosophy Conference
Host: Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
Date: March 24-26th, 2017

Event: The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy
Host: Bowling Green, OH, USA
Speakers: Matt Zwolinski and Evelyn Forget
Date: April 7-8, 2017

Event: West Chester University Graduate Philosophy Conference on Bioethics
Host: West Chester University
Speakers: Chalmers C. Clark
Date: April 21, 2017

Event: Human Rights, Ethics, and Spirituality
Host: The College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
Date: April 21-22, 2017

Event: Enlightenment and Freedom of Speech
Host: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Speakers: Anna Tomaszewska, Hasse Hämäläinen, Damian Barnat
Date: May 19-20, 2017

Event: The Ethics of Giving
Host: University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Speakers: Peter Singer
Date: May 23-25, 2017

Event: Sense of Agency and Moral Responsibility
Host: Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Universite catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Speakers: Joshua Shepherd, Simone Schütz-Bosbach, Emilie Caspar, and Markus Schlosser
Date: May 29-30, 2017



Adkins, Brent (2017). “A Guide to Ethics and Moral Philosophy” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Agamben, Giorgio (2017) “The Mystery of Evil” (Stanford University Press) $15.95

Avishai, Margalit (2017). “On Betrayal” (Harvard University Press). $26.95

Badhwar, Neera K (2017). “Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life” (Oxford University Press). $29.95

Balint, Peter (2017). “Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity” (Oxford University Press). $80.00

Bejan, Teresa (2017). “Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration” (Harvard University Press). $45.00

Bowie, Norman (2017). “Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective” (Cambridge University Press). Price is not yet set.

Buchanan, Allen (2017). “Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves” (Oxford University Press). $18.95

Carty, Anthony (2017). “Philosophy of International Law” (Oxford University Press). $44.95

Darr, Judith (2017). “The New Eugenics :Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies” (Yale University Press). $40.00

Debes, Remy & Stueber, Karsten (2017). “Ethical Sentimentalism: New Perspectives” (Cambridge University Press). Price is not yet set.

During, Elie (2017). “Philosophising By Accident: Interviews with Elie During” (Oxford University Press). $120.00

Elliot, David (2017). “Hope and Christian Ethics” (Cambridge University Press). $99.00

Ellis, Fiona (2017). “God, Value, and Nature” (Oxford University Press). $29.95

Fagan, Andrew (2017) “Human Rights and Cultural Diversity: Core Issues and Cases” (Oxford University Press). $125.00

Grobien, Gifford (2018). “Ethical Formation in Christian Worship: Righteous and Holy in Christ” (Oxford University Press). $90.00

Grosz, Elizabeth (2017). “The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism” (Columbia University Press). $35.00

Heath, Eugene (2017). “Wealth, Commerce, and Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics” (University of Chicago Press). $45.00

Lear, Jonathan (2017). “Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis” (Harvard University Press). $39.95

Maehle, Andreas-Holger (2016). “Contesting Medical Confidentiality” (University of Chicago Press). $40.00

Mason, Mary Ann & Ekman, Tom (2017). “Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child” (Yale University Press). $30.00

MacIntyre, Alasdair (2017). “Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative” (Cambridge University Press). Price is not yet set.

Maan, Ajit (2016). “Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies” (University Press of America). $50.00

Margalit, Avishai (2017). “On Betrayal” (Harvard University Press). $26.95

Marshall, Richard (2017). “Ethics at 3:AM: Questions and Answers on How to Live Well” (Oxford University Press). $29.95

Moore, Geoff (2017). “Virtue At Work: Ethics for Individuals, Managers, and Organizations” (Oxford University Press). $75.00

Pearl, Sharrona (2017). “Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other” (University of Chicago Press). $35.00

Ramelli, Ilaria (2017). “Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity” (Oxford University Press). $99.00

Reichberg, Gregory (2016). “Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace” (Cambridge University Press). Price is not yet set.

Riddle, C. A. (2017). “Human Rights, Disability, and Capabilities” (Palgrave Macmillan). $54.99

Ruti, Mari (2017). “The Ethics of Opting Out: Queer Theory's Defiant Subjects” (Columbia University Press). $30.00

Sangiovanni, Andrea (2017). “Humanity without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights” (Harvard University Press). $39.95

Sen, Amartya (2017). “Collective Choice and Social Welfare: An Expanded Edition” (Harvard University Press). $35.00

Sheinman, Hanoch (2019). “Promise, Obligation, Agreement: An Essay in Social Philosophy” (Oxford University Press). $65.00

Sullivan, Mark (2017). “The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care: Autonomy in Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions” (Oxford University Press). $65.00

Tebbe, Nelson (2017). “Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age” (Harvard University Press). $39.95

Timothy, Williamson (2017). “Tetralogue: I’m Right, You’re Wrong” (Oxford University Press). $14.95

Waldron, Jeremy (2017). “One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality” (Harvard University Press). $29.95

Wilkinson, Dominic (2017). “Death or Disability? The 'Carmentis Machine' and decision-making for critically ill children” (Oxford University Press). $35.00

Weinstein, Jamie & Colebrook, Claire (2017). "Posthumous Life: Theorizing Beyond the Posthuman” (Columbia University Press). $35.00

Zolzer, Friedo & Meskens, Gaston (2017). “Ethics of Environmental Health” (Routledge). $114.00


Journal: Global Finance Journal
Issue: Ethics in Financial Markets
Guest Editors: Hoje Jo, Santa Clara University
Deadline: 31 January 2017

Journal: Diametros
Issue: Ethics and Uncertainty
Deadline: 15 February 2017

Journal: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Issue: 2016 Election
Deadline: 28 February 2017

Journal: Journal of Business Ethics
Issue: Virtue Ethics Between East and West
Guest Editors: Miguel Alzola, Edward Romar, Alicia Henning
Deadline: 31 July 2017

Journal: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Issue: Collective Representation in Health Care Policy
Deadline: 1 August 2017


Fellowship: Cary M. Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics
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Fellowship: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
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Special thanks to Joshua Turner for research assistance.

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