The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica University - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - September 2014

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica University - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - September 2014

Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter

Issue 6, September 2014

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 sixth issue.  The newsletter contains information about upcoming conferences, recent publications, journals, and related research programs. 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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Christopher A. Riddle, the Director of the Institute will edit a special issue of Essays in Philosophy on the topic of gun control.  It will appear in the summer of 2015.  The call for papers appears below.

"Philosophy and Gun Control"

Volume 16, Number 2
Issue date: July 2015
Submission deadline: March 31, 2015
Issue Editor: Christopher A. Riddle (Utica College)

Gun violence is an unfortunate reality in our global society. Recent discussions surrounding this topic have been polarizing and emotionally charged. There is an increased need for engagement in a rational and measured debate about the ethics of owning guns and the permissibility or regulating or restricting their ownership.

Typical treatments of the topic engage with the conflict between individual rights of autonomy and self-defense and collective rights of freedom from assault and violence. There are also conflicting claims about the ideal way to protect individuals in a society. Some suggest that more private ownership of guns increases collective security and decreases crime while others suggest the contrary: the presence of more guns decreases safety and increases the possibility of violent crime.

More generally, there is a concern about the obligation of the state and its institutions in assuring autonomy rights, social security, and individual protection.

Essays in Philosophy invites the submission of papers that explore some aspect of philosophy and gun control. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • autonomy rights
  • freedom
  • self-defense
  • harm reduction
  • obligations of the State
  • crime reduction
  • property rights
  • Constitutional guarantees
  • gun culture and society
  • political and economic implications

All submissions should be sent to the general editor via email:


Event: Philosophy and Race
Host:  California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race (Milwaukee, WI)
Speakers: Anita L. Allen, and Henry R. Silverman.
Date: 19-20 September, 2014

Event: Dimension of Intentionality
Host:  Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Speakers: Tim Bayne, Anne-Sophie Bruggen, and Sara Rachel Chant.
Date: 29 September, 2014-1 October, 2014

Event: Conference on Kantian Freedom
Host:  Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Date: 3-5 October, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 1 August, 2014 (CFA)

Event: Normative Business Ethics Workshop
Host:  Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research (University of Pennsylvania)
Date: 10 October, 2014

Event: Finnish-Hungarian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy
Host:  University of Jyvaskyla (Finland)
Speakers: Alison Simmons
Date: 11-12 October, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 1 July, 2014 (CFA)

Event: 12 Annual University of Miami Graduate Student Conference: Biomedical Epistemology and Bioethics
Host:  University of Miami (USA)
Speakers: John Arras, and Rebecca Kukla.
Date: 16-18 October, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 15 September, 2014

Event: Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2014
Host:  Bucharest, Romania
Speakers: To be Announced.
Date: 23-24 October, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 20 June, 2014 (CFA)

Event: Knowledge and Models in Climate Science: Philosophical, Historical, and Scientific Perspectives
Host:  Rotman Institute of Philosophy (London, ON, Canada)
Date: 24-26 October, 2014

Event: Security, Sustainability and Human Floruishing
Host:  Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (Hokkaido University)
Speakers: Nancy Sherman, Dale Jamieson, Alan Soble, and Philip Brey.
Date: 31 October-2 November, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 30 June, 2014 (CFA)

Event: Living With the Digital Dead
Host: Burwood Corporate Centre (Deakin University, Melbourne)
Date: 7 November, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 5 September, 2014 (CFA)

Event: Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics
Host:  University of Helsinki
Speakers: Joanna Burch-Brown, Sade Hormio, and Simo Kyllonen.
Date:  11-13 November, 2014

Event: Ethics of Economic Institutions
Host:  Hotel Mitland (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Speakers: Boudewijn de Bruin, Joseph Heath, and Miriam Ronzoni.
Date: 8-10 January, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline: 15 September, 2014 (CFA)

Event: 25th International Conference
Host:  Business & Economics Society International (Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, USA)
Date: 10-13 January, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline: 30 September, 2014

Event: The Philosophy of Expertise: What is Expertise?
Host:  University of Muenster (Germany)
Speakers: Rainer Bromme, Harry Collins, and Alvin I. Goldman.
Date: 12-13 January, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline: 30 October, 2014 (CFA)

Event: Living Well Conference
Host:  Open Knowledge Group (York, UK)
Date: 9-11 April, 2015

Event: Animal Liberation: 40 Years On
Host: University of Rennes (France)
Speakers: Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp, and Jean-Yves Goffi.
Date: 28-29 May, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline: 30 October, 2014 (CFA)

Event: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting
Host: International Neuroethics Society (Washington D.C., USA)
Date: 1 July, 2014
CFP/CFA Deadline: 14 November, 2014 (CFA)

Event: British Society for Ethical Theory Conference 2015
Host: University of Southampton (UK)
Speakers: Baroness Onora O'Neill, and Shelly Kagan.
Date: 13-14 July, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline: 1 December, 2014 (CFP)



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Journal: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics
Issue: The Ethics of War and Peace
Deadline: 15 November, 2014

Journal: Society and Politics
Issue: Individuality, Individuation, Subjectivity in Early Modern Philosophy
Deadline: 30 November, 2014 (CFP)

Journal: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
Issue: Is the Idea of Peace Relevant for the Age of Asymmetrical Warfare?
Deadline: 30 April, 2015 (CFP)

Journal: Essays in Philosophy
Issue: Philosophy & Gun Control
Deadline: 31 March, 2015 (CFP)


The University of Kent has announced that it is awarding a fully-funded PhD studentship in philosophy. The studentship will begin in January 2015. The deadline for applications is 3 September, 2014. For more information, please visit:

The University of Cambridge has announced that it it's seeking qualified candidates for a Research Fellowship in Historical and Philosophical Studies. The position will close on 30 September, 2014. For more information, please visit:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol is awarding a fully-funded three year PhD studentship. The studentship will begin in January 2015. The deadline for applications is 20 October, 2014. For more information, please visit:


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Special thanks to Adam Brooks for research assistance.

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