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Spring 2012

The Truth of Ethics

Fordham University Graduate Philosophy Conference

February 24 - 25, 2012

 

(Tentative Schedule)

Day 1: Friday, February 24

 

3:45-4:15 pm - Welcome

 

4:15-5:45pm - Session 1: Tradition, Bias, and Ethics

Kevin Tobia, (Rutgers University)  Experts, Biases, and the Truth Content of Moral Intuitions”  

Peter Seipel (Fordham University) “MacIntyre and the Rationality of Moral Traditions”

 

5:45-6:45pm - Dinner

 

7:15-8:45pm - Plenary Lecture by Dr. Baur (Tognino Hall)

 

8:45pm - Reception (Collins Hall)

 

 

Day 2: Saturday, February 25

 

9:00-9:30am - Coffee and Brunch

 

9:30-11:00am - Session 2: Moral Reasoning

Nicholas Engel (Columbia University) “Harman on Moral Reasoning”

Ryan Kemp (University of Notre Dame) “Korsgaard and Wittgenstein on the Privacy of Reasons”

 

11:00-11:15am - Coffee Break

 

11:15am-12:45pm - Session 3: Moral Realism?

Daniel Osusksy (Texas Tech University)

“Error Theory without the Error: Crispin Wright and Superassertibility

Nicolas Delon (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, CURAPP)

“The Truth about Animal Moral Status: from Science to Context ”

 

12:45-2:15pm - Lunch

 

2:15-3:45pm - Session 4: Moral Intuitions

Brian Besong (Purdue University) “Prudence and a Properly Functioning Conscience”

Nathan Robert Howard (University of Toronto) “What Good Are Counterexamples in Ethics?"

 

3:45-4:15pm - Coffee Break

 

4:15-6:30pm - Session 5: Naturalism and Morality

Steve Coyne (University of Toronto)

"The Open Question Argument and Non-Reductive Moral Naturalism"

Grace Hunt (New School for Social Research)

“Unearthing the Authority of Nietzsche’s Re-Evaluation of Values”

John Mumm (Fordham University)

 “Deliberating Together: Practical Reasons and the Function of Normative Discourse”

 

7:00-8:30pm - Keynote Lecture by Dr. Darwall (Tognino Hall)

 

8:30pm - Conference Banquet

 

 

Sponsors:

Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Fordham Graduate Student Association

Fordham Philosophical Society

Fordham Office of the Provost

Fordham Philosophy Department

International Philosophical Quarterly

Center for Ethics Education

 

 


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