Monday, August 25, 2008

"Evolution and Morality," Annual Meeting, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, Boston, August 28-29, 2008.

Conference co-chairs: Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair of Law and Professor of Government, University of Texas; and James Fleming, the Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Boston University Thursday, August 28 4:15 PM: Panel 1. Hynes 105 Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy and James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University: "Naturalistic Ethics without Fallacies" Commentators: Jonathan Beckwith, American Cancer Society Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School Robin B. Kar, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Chair: James Fleming 7:30 PM: Evening Reception, Sheraton Exeter Friday, August 29 7:00 AM: Breakfast reception 7:50 AM: Annual business meeting, Sheraton Independence Ballroom West 8:00 AM: Panel 2. Sheraton Independence Ballroom West Nita Farahany, Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University: "Law and Behavioral Morality" Commentators:Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, Dartmouth University Jennifer Culbert, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University Chair: Jacob T. Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, McGill University 10:15 AM: Panel 3, Sheraton Independence Ballroom West Larry Arnhart, Professor of Political Science, Northern Illinois University: "Deep History in Biopolitical Science" Commentators: Daniel Lord Smail, Professor of History, Harvard University Richard Richards, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama Chair: Donald Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University Conference attendees may be interested in continuing discussion at the separate APSA Panel 3-34, Genes, Justice, and the Politics of Biotechnologies, Friday, 2 PM, with the following papers: Anja Karnein, Designing Our Children: Will This Create a New Inequality Between the Generations? Bruno Macaes, When Politics Transcends Biology Ashley Biser, Equal Yet Distinct: Plurality and the Politics of Genetics Further information may be found here:

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