Analytic Bioethics in Europe

Organised by Bioethics Institute Ghent
Funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy

Analytic Bioethics in Europe

28-29 MAY 2014 in GHENT, BELGIUM
Organised by Bioethics Institute Ghent
Funded by the Society for Applied Philosophy and Ghent University
Speakers: Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University), Ingmar Persson (University of Gothenburg, University of Oxford), Stephen Wilkinson (Lancaster University), Axel Gosseries (Université Catholique de Louvain),Tom Douglas (University of Oxford), Muireann Quigley (University of Bristol), Simon Rippon (Central European University)), Ezio Di Nucci(University of Duisburg-Essen), James Wilson (UCL), Heidi Mertes (Ghent University), Charles Delmotte (Ghent University) and Katrien Devolder (Ghent University).
Rather than focusing on a particular topic, the conference will focus on a particular approach to bioethics: the analytic approach. This approach is widespread in the English speaking world (including in Scandinavia), but is much less common in Continental Europe. The analytic approach within philosophy is characterized by an emphasis on argumentative rigor and clarity, and frequently draws on techniques developed particularly within Anglo-American philosophy—especially philosophy of language,metaphysics and epistemology. The speakers will present on various topics in bioethics. The  common thread will be the approach.
For more registration and information, please visit
http://www.analyticbioethicsineurope.ugent.be/
or email katrien.devolder@ugent.be
Registration closes on 3 May 2014.