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SAP sponsored event: Pathologies of democratic deliberation: A symposium on Anna Elisabetta Galeotti’s Political Self-Deception

So far, political philosophers have largely neglected the phenomenon of self-deception by democratic decision-makers, i.e., their unintended ‘distortion of reality against the available evidence and according to one’s wishes’ (Galeotti, 2018, p. 1). However, self-deception creates a unique set of problems concerning the misuse of the best available evidence in democratic decision-making. Furthermore, it raises new […]

SAP sponsored event: Habit and Social Experience

The goal of this two-day workshop is to explore the roots of the notion of habit in the phenomenological tradition by looking at its structure and development in relation to intersubjectivity. Among other questions, the conference aims to address the following topics: the relevance of habit for understanding empathy, intersubjectivity, and social dispositions, the relation […]

SAP sponsored event: Rethinking Compulsory Voting

This workshop is funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy. It is an academic event organised in the context of the Geneva Colloquium in Political Theory (GECOPOL), a series of guest talks and conferences that take place every semester at the University of Geneva Registration is free but places are limited for catering purposes. If you […]

SAP sponsored event: Social Human Rights Conference [CFP closes 1 Mar 2019]

This conference aims to bring together leading philosophers of human rights and rising stars to present frontier work on themes related to social rights, including the conceptual terrain, the place of social rights within the standard dichotomy between so-called ‘liberty rights’ and ‘welfare rights’, the defensibility of social rights as human rights, their relevance to […]

Cryo Preservation, Ethical and Legal Questions

Cryonic preservation” (or “cryopreservation”) names a technique whereby a person currently suffering from a terminal illness has their body frozen for an indefinitely long period of time, in the hope that, once medical technology has advanced sufficiently, it will be possible for them to be revived and cured. In November 2016, the British courts heard a case brought in reference […]

Annual Lecture 2018: How Democracy Can Inform Consent: The Cases of Internet and Bioethics, Carol C. Gould (City University of New York)

Annual Lecture 2018: How Democracy Can Inform Consent: The Cases of Internet and Bioethics, Professor Carol C. Gould (City University of New York) The lecture will will take place in the Moot Court, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College, London on 26 October 2018, 5pm (doors 4.30pm) N.B. attendees are required to register in advance (no charge). […]

Workshop on Translational Animal Bioethics

The aim of this workshop is to identify strategies for increasing the connections between cutting-edge academic bioethics and practical decision-making in animal research. The aim of this workshop is to identify strategies for increasing the connections between cutting-edge academic bioethics and practical decision-making in animal research. Bringing together individuals with experience in bioethics, animal research, animal […]