The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - January 2015

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College - Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter - January 2015

Ethics & Public Policy Newsletter


Issue 7, January 2015


The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College



CONTENTS
  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


1. INTRODUCTION

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 seventh 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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2. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE APPLIED ETHICS INSTITUTE AT UTICA COLLEGE


1) The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College will host a public Colloquium on the Philosophy of Race on February 26, 2015 with Professor Yolanda Wilson, Howard University.  For further details please contact us at aei@utica.edu.


2) The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College welcomes papers on the topic of gun control for a special issue of the journal Essays in Philosophy.

Essays in PhilosophyPhilosophy 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:
boersema@pacificu.edu



3. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
  

Event:
Workshop on Feeding Cities: Ethical and Policy Issues in Urban Food Systems
Host:
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Date:
27-28 March, 2015
Information:
http://www.northeastern.edu/foodsystems/

Event:
Living Well Conference
Host: 
Open Knowledge Group (York, UK)
Date:
9-11 April, 2015
Information:
http://www.openknowledgegroup.com/

Event:
Ethics and/or Politics: Approaching the Issues Concerning Nonhuman Animals
Host:
University of Birmingham (UK)
Speakers:
Gary Steiner, Elisa Aaltola, and Robert Garner
Date:
9-10 April, 2015
CFA/CFP Deadline:
20 February, 2015
Information:
http://philevents.org/event/show/16689

Event:
Biofuels and Responsible Innovation: Tensions between Policy, Practice, and Sustainable Development
Host:
Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, NL)
Speakers:
Jennifer Baka, Atakilte Beyene, and Carol Hunsberger
Date:
13-14 April, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline:
1 February, 2015 (CFA)
Information: 
http://w3.ieis.tue.nl/nl/groups/tis/tis_education/ctdg/tdg_research/biofuel_research/biofuels_and_irresponsible_innovation_conference/

Event:
Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers 2015
Host:
McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
Date:
17 April, 2015
Information:
https://www.jnss.org/150113-01/  

Event:
Workshop on Military Medical Ethics
Host:
ICMM Reference Center for Education on IHL, the Centre for Ethics of Zurich University, and the Medical Services Directorate of the Swiss Armed Forces
Date:
7-9 May, 2015
Information:
http://melac.ch/images/PDF/LILI2015-CfP.pdf

Event:
The Ethics of Nature        
Host:
University of Manchester
Speakers:
Robert Stern, Allison Stone, and Christopher Southgate
Date:
16 May, 2015
Information:
http://estore.manchester.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=13&catid=409&prodid=441

Event:
Reconciliation and Justice
Host:
University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
Date:
20-22 May, 2015
Information:
http://ev.polylog.org/colloquium-en.htm

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
Information:
http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1407&L=philos-l&T=0&P=11621

Event:
Workshop on Themes on Territory, Justice, and Rivers
Host:
University College (Cork, Ireland)
Speakers: Raymond Davidson, and Cara Nine
Date:
4-5 June, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline:
6 February, 2015 (CFA)
Information:
http://www.academia.edu/9874245/Call_For_Abstracts_Themes_on_Territory_Justice_and_Rivers_Workshop_June_4-5_2015_

Event:
VI Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy
Host:
University of Minho (Braga, Portugal)
Speakers:
Samuel Scheffler, and Simon Caney
Date:
8-9 June, 2015
Information:
http://meetingsethicspoliticalphil.weebly.com/

Event:
International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting
Host:
International Neuroethics Society (Washington D.C., USA)
Date:
1 July, 2014
Information:
http://www.neuroethicssociety.org/

Event:
2nd European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2015
Host:
International Academic Forum (Brighton, UK)
Date:
6-8 July, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline:
1 March, 2015 (CFA)
Information:
http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/ecerp2015/

Event:
Philosophy of Management 2015    
Host:
St. Anne’s College (Oxford)
Date:
9-12 July, 2015
Information:
http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/events/events/current/philosophy-of-management-international-conference-2015

Event:
Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism
Host:
Australian Centre and the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network
Date:
12-15 July, 2015    
Information:
http://www.aasg.org.au/conferences
 
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
Information:
http://www.bset.org.uk/2015.html

Event:
Conference Philosophy of Emotions
Host:
University of Edinburgh
Date:
15-17 July, 2015
CFP/CFA Deadline:
2 February 2015 (CFA)
Information:
http://navotnaor.wix.com/epsse


 
4. RECENT OR FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS


Adelsberg, Geoffrey, Lisa Geunther, and Scott Zeman (2015). “Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a time of Mass Incarceration” (Oxford University Press). $30.00

Battin, Margaret (2015). “The Ethics of Suicide” (Oxford University Press). $49.95

Bauer, Nancy (2015). “How to Do Things with Pornography” (Harvard University Press). $35.00

Beasley, Berrin and Haney, Mitchell (2015). “Social Media and Living Well” (Lexington Books). $34.99

Benatar, David and Wasserman, David (2015). “Debating Procreation: Is It Wrong to Reproduce?” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Biggar, Nigel (2015). "In Defence of War" (Oxford University Press). $30.00

Capizzi, Joseph (2015). “Politics, Justice, and War” (Oxford University Press). $90.00

Caputi, Mary (2015). “Feminism and Power: The Need for Critical Theory” (Lexington Books). $39.99

Carens, Joseph (2015). “The Ethics of Immigration” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Caruso, Gregg (2015). “Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility” (Lexington Books). $44.99

Clark, Ian (2015). “Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction” (Oxford University Press). $100.00

Crane, Andrew and Matten, Dirk (2015). "Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization" (Oxford University Press). $37.99

Devolder, Katrien (2015). "The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research" (Oxford University Press). $30.00

Dolezal, Luna (2015). “The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body” (Lexington Books). $80.00

Doris, John (2015). “Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency” (Oxford University Press). $45.00

Duran, Jane (2015). “Feminist Analyses of Applied Ethics” (Lexington Books). $100.00

Feldman, Simon (2015). “Against Authenticity: Why You Shouldn’t Be Yourself” (Lexington Books). $85.00

Finkelstein, Claire and Ohlin, Jens (2015). "Cyber War: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts" (Oxford University Press). $95.00

Flikschuh, Katrin and Ypi, Lea (2015). "Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives" (Oxford University Press). $74.00

Garcia, Frank (2015). “Global Justice and International Economic Law” (Cambridge University Press). $34.99

Goodman, Russell (2015). “American Philosophy before Pragmatism” (Oxford University Press). $50.00

Harrison, Kelby (2015). “Sexual Deceit: The Ethics of Passing” (Lexington Books). $39.99

Hopkins, Philip (2015). “Mass Moralizing: Marketing and Moral Storytelling” (Lexington Books). $90.00

Khaitan, Tarunabh (2015). "The Philosophy of Anti-Discrimination Law" (Oxford University Press). $115.00

Kultgen, John (2015). “Abolition of Nuclear Weapons as a Moral Imperative” (Lexington Books). $85.00

Levy, Neil (2015). "Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility" (Oxford University Press). $27.95

Lopez-Guerra, Claudio (2014). "Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions " (Oxford University Press). £50.00

Luetge, Christoph (2015). “Order Ethics or Moral Surplus: What Holds a Society Together?” (Lexington Books). $90.00

Moore, Margaret (2015). “A Political Theory of Territory” (Oxford University Press. $74.00

Nussbaum, Martha (2015). “Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice” (Harvard University Press). $22.00

Pettit, Philip (2015). “The Robust Demands of the Good” (Oxford University Press). $45.00

Philpott, Daniel (2015). “Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Rosemont, Henry (2015). “Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion” (Lexington Books). $85.00

Roth, John (2015). “The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities” (Oxford University Press). $39.95

Rowlands, Mark (2015). “Can Animals Be Moral?” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Rubenstein, Jennifer (2015). "Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs" (Oxford University Press). $55.00

Rubin, Edward (2015). "State, Soul, and Society: The Transformation of Morality and the Modern State" (Oxford University Press). $19.99

Sahakian, Barbara and LaBuzetta, Jamie (2015). "Bad Moves: How Decision Making Goes Wrong, and the Ethics of Smart Drugs" (Oxford University Press). $8.99

Saul, Jennifer (2015). “Lying, Misleading, and What is Said” (Oxford University Press). $29.95

Sheinman, Hanoch (2015). "Promise, Obligation, Agreement: An Essay in Social Philosophy" (Oxford University Press). $65.00

Sherman, Nancy (2015). “Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers” (Oxford University Press). $24.95

Sifton, John (2015). “Violence All Around” (Harvard University Press). $27.95

Surdam, David (2015). "Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America" (Oxford University Press). $64.00

Star, Daniel (2015). “Knowing Better: Virtue, Deliberation, and Normative Ethics” (Oxford University Press). $60.00

Thompson, Paul (2015). “From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone” (Oxford University Press). $21.95

Vogel, Steven (2015). “Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature” (MIT Press). Price TBD

Vopat, Mark (2015). “Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting” (Lexington Books). $80.00

Warren, Kacey (2015). “Recognizing Justice for Citizens with Cognitive Disabilities” (Lexington Books). $80.00

Wilkinson, T. M. (2015). "Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs" (Oxford University Press). $19.99




5. JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES & CALLS FOR PAPERS


Journal:
Philosophy and Public Issues
Issue:
Illiberal Views in Liberal States
Deadline:
15 February, 2015 (CFA)
Information:
http://fqp.luiss.it/category/call-for-papers/

Journal:
Res Philosophica
Issue:
Philosophy of Fiction
Deadline:
1 March, 2015 (CFP)
Information:
www.resphilosophica.org

Journal:
Ethical Perspectives
Issue:
Justice and Disadvantages during Childhood: What Has the Capabilities Approach to Offer?
Deadline:
30 April, 2015 (CFP)
Information:
http://www.ethical-perspectives.be/
 
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)
Information:
http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1408&L=philos-l&T=0&P=15236



6. FELLOWSHIPS & COURSES


The Philosophy Department at the University of Sheffield has announced that it’s awarding MA scholarships in the following fields: Philosophy, Political Theory, and Cognitive Studies. The closing date for these scholarships is March 31st, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships/ahmasters

The University of Hamburg has announced that it has postdoctoral research positions available. The research group is attempting to build a team with complimentary and varied areas of interest and expertise, with special interest in metaphysics and ontology. The position is for one year, and applicants are expected to be able to begin on July 1st, 2015. The application deadline is January 31st, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/Philosophie_31-01-15.pdf




ANNOUNCEMENTS


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Special thanks to Adam Brooks for research assistance.

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