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SAP Annual Lecture 2019: Some Musings About the Limits of an Ethics that Can Be Applied – A Response To A Question That Confronted the Author When She Woke Up On November 9, 2016, Sarah Buss (Michigan)

Annual Lecture 2019: Some Musings About the Limits of an Ethics that Can Be Applied – A Response To A Question That Confronted the Author When She Woke Up On November 9, 2016, Professor Sarah Buss (Michigan) The lecture was hosted by the The Dickson Poon School of Law, and will take place in Somerset House East Wing, SW1.18, […]

SAP sponsored event: Children’s Consent: Philosophy and Law in Conversation

 All information for this workshop, including the programme, can be found at https://​www​.law​.ox​.ac​.uk/​r​e​s​e​a​r​c​h​—​a​n​d​—​s​u​b​j​e​c​t​—​g​r​o​u​p​s​/​c​h​i​l​d​r​e​n​s​—​c​o​n​s​e​n​t​—​p​h​i​l​o​s​o​p​h​y​—​a​n​d​—​l​a​w​—​c​o​n​v​e​r​s​a​t​ion This workshop brings together academics in law and in philosophy to explore children’s consent to medical treatment in addition to a range of closely related issues, including children’s values, wellbeing, responsibility, and decision-making capacity. This workshop will be an opportunity to achieve a broader […]

SAP sponsored event: Summer University course on “The Morality of Discrimination”

Recent philosophical discussions about discrimination have focused on what makes discrimination wrongful in paradigmatic cases, such as in examples involving sexist hiring committees or racist university admissions procedures. The purpose of this course is to provide a forum within which to build upon these foundations by exploring the further complications that arise in more controversial cases […]

SAP sponsored event: Pregnancy, Maternity, and the Self

Pregnancy as a site of research in the arts and social sciences is newly flourishing. However, the interplay of maternity and pregnancy with conceptions of the mind and the self have rarely been the focus of interdisciplinary research. This conference aims to bring together philosophers studying pregnancy and the self with cultural and medical historians, sociologists, […]

SAP sponsored event: Social Risk. Contours of a New Paradigm?

The last decades have seen an increasing interest of philosophers and social theorists in the analysis of risk. Wide-ranging research has significantly advanced our understanding of the empirical, normative, and conceptual dimensions of risk. The growing interest in risk has been closely linked to a societal awareness of the possibly harmful or even disastrous effects that […]