Worldly Matters - 6th International Graduate Conference

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Oktober 6 u. 7
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:00am
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Worldly Matters

Issues in Applied and Socially Engaged Philosophy

6th International Graduate Conference of the Department of Philosophy of Central European University
1-2 April 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Keynote speakers:
Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo, Canada
Emma Bullock, Central European University, Hungary

Philosophy is often represented as nothing more than an abstract intellectual exercise, removed from practical concerns. This view is not only historically inaccurate but also overlooks the recent rise in applied and socially engaged philosophy, which are committed to promoting a closer relationship between theory and practice, often with the goal of contributing to the solution of social issues, e.g. justice or welfare. By highlighting and reassessing the epistemological and ethical assumptions of various social and institutional practices and decisions, a growing number of philosophers now aim at fostering a better understanding of the entanglement of theory and practice, in particular, by studying the conceptual issues in, for example, criminal justice, social welfare, health services, social work, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and environmental protection.

Friday, April 1

9.15-10.00CEU tour and coffee
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10.00-10.50Bryan Ross (University of Leeds): Regan and the Problem of Innocent Attacker: Falling Prey to the Predation ArgumentAttila Mráz
10.50-11.40Niclas Rautenberg (University of Hamburg): The Kantian Emigrant: Why Kant's Natural Duty Does Not Legitimize a Restricted Right to EmigrationYuliya Kanygina
12.00-12.50Jennifer Ware (CUNY): Joking and BelievingDávid Bartha
14.00-14.50Constantin Mehmel (University of Warwick): Gadamer in Dialogue: A Phenomenological Account of Impaired Intersubjectivity in DepressionDávid Bitter
14.50-15.40Thomas Bonnin (University of Exeter): Philosophers Engaging with Scientists: Ideals and PracticeMichele Luchetti
16.00-17.30Keynote address
Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo): Trusting Expertise
19.30conference dinner

Saturday, April 2

10.00-10.50Alison Toop (University of Leeds): Is Marriage Compatible with Political Liberalism?Miklós Zala
10.50-11.40Ada Aust (No current affiliation): Disabled Desires: On Moral Challenges of a Practical Entitlement of a Human Right to Sexuality for Persons with Severe Mental ImpairmentsViktor Ivanković
12.00-12.50Pilar Lopez-Cantero (University of Manchester): Can't Dope me Love: Why Neuroenhancement Should Not be used to Avoid DivorcesMarko Konjović
14.00-15.30Keynote address
Emma Bullock
(Central European University): Valid Consent and Moral Transformation
15.50-16.40Benedetta Romano (LMU Munich): The Epistemic Relevance of Emotions in the Political ContextErrol Ball
16.40-17.30Daniel Coposescu (University of Bucharest): Mill, Freedom of Speech and Representation of MuhammadIşık Sarıhan