Additioanl events are forthcoming. Also see seperate listings for our colloquia series and related events.
The Confucius Institute and the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce a Symposium on Chinese Philosophy in Memory of Jiyuan Yu on Friday, November 3, 2017. The event is free and open to the public.
Timothy Connolly, East Stroudsburg University
Yong Huang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yi Jiang, Beijing Normal University
Richard Kim, Saint Louis University
JeeLoo Liu, California State University, Fullerton
Kang Ouyang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Yi Wang, Sichuan International Studies University
Jinmei Yuan, Creighton University
UB Philosophy Organizers:
Jorge J. E. Gracia
Neil E. Williams
The theme of the 2017 Romanell Conference on Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine is "Personal Identity and Our Origins." Join us as we welcome three distinguished keynote speakers:
As in past years, the conference will also feature current graduate students, UB Philosophy alums, as well as philosophy faculty members of UB and other institutions in Western New York.
February 3, Celebration of the Life and Legacy
Event hosted by Professor Neil E. Williams, Chair, UB CAS Department of Philosophy, and Professor Stephen C. Dunnett, UB Vice Provost for International Education and Chair, Confucius Institute, Board of Advisors
3:00 pm, Center for the Arts, Screening Room and Atrium Reception
February 3, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture
Tim Connolly (East Stroudsburg University)
February 10, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park
Brown Box Lecture, Andrew Pfeuffer (University at Buffalo)
February 16, Thursday, 4:00 p.m, 141 Park Hall
Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)
"Where Do You Get Your Protein? (Or: Biochemical Realization)"
February 17, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Shane Hemmer (University at Buffalo)
February 24, Friday12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Botan Dolun (University at Buffalo)
March 2, Thursday, 4:00 p.m., 141 Park Hall, UB North
Buffalo Logic Colloquium,
Matt LaVine (SUNY Potsdam) "The History of Logic (and Ethics)"
March 3, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Paul Poenicke (University at Buffalo)
March 9, Thursday, 4:00 p.m., 141 Park Hall, UB North Campus
Buffalo Logic Colloquium
Julian Cole, Buffalo State College
"Institutions and Abstract Objects"
March 10, Friday, 12 Noon, 141 Park Hall
Brown Box Lecture, Hun Chung (Rochester)
April 27, Thursday, 4:00 pm, 141 Park Hall, UB North
Buffalo Logic Colloquium
John Corcoran (University at Buffalo)
"Sentence, Proposition, Judgment, Statement, and Fact: Speaking about the Written English Used in Logic"
The Romanell Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine Center
Dr. Patrick Lee, John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Professor of Bioethics
Director, Institute of Bioethics, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Rational Nature as the Basis of Being a Subject of Rights"
Lecture, 4:30-6:00 pm, Park Hall 141
“Distinguishing between What is Intended and Foreseen Side Effects”
Workshop, 7:00-10:00 pm, Location TBA
For more information contact: David B. Hershenov, email@example.com
March 30, 4:00 to 6:00 pm in 107 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus
Short Bio: Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary
Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy
from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani
Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His
research interests include the philosophy of biology, the
relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of
pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.
Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack.”
In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in
national and international outlets such as the New York Times,
Philosophy Now and The Philosopher’s Magazine, among others.
He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a
Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. Pigliucci publishes two
blogs: Plato’s Footnote (platofootnote.org), on general
philosophy, and How to Be a Stoic (howtobeastoic.org), on his
personal exploration of Stoicism as practical philosophy.
At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 146 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 10 technical and public outreach books, most recently of Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (University of Chicago Press), co-edited with Maarten Boudry. Other books include Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life (Basic Books) and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press).
July 28, Thursday, 11:00am to 6:00pm
July 29, Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm
4:40pm: David Boonin
Keynote Speaker, "Posthumous Harm"
July 30, Saturday, 9:00am to 7:00pm
3:15pm: Elselijn Kingma
Keynote Speaker, "The Metaphysics of Pregnancy"
5:30pm: Barry Smith
"The Metaphysics of the Embryo"
10:00-11:00. Keynote Address: Steve Kershnar. “Internalism and Moral Responsibility: Cutting responsibility down to size
11:15-12:15. Plenary Address I: David Hershenov. "Is Health the key to Autonomy?"
12:15-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:15 Award Winning Graduate Student Essay: Rob Kelly, "Manipulation and Compatibilism: Why Appealing to Health Is Not the Cure."
2:30- 3:30 Award Winning Graduate Student Essay. David Limbaugh. “Could we Perform Evil Actions When We Never Would? An Essay on God, Agency, and Dispositional Modality”
3:45-4:45. Best International Submission: Yishai Cohen. "A Manipulation Argument for Deliberation Incompatibilism".
5:00-6:00 Plenary Address II: John Keller. “The Mother of All Design Arguments”
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