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SPRING 2021 ONLINE EVENTS

Romanell Center Events

  • 6/9/21
    June 11, 2021, Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Jeff McMahan  (Oxford University, White's Professor Moral Philosophy) delivers a talk on his paper,  “Prenatal Injury, Abortion, and the Non-Identity Problem”. The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 5/24/21
    May 28, 2021, Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Jason T. Eberl,  Professor, Health Care Ethics and Philosophy, Director, Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (Saint Louis University) delivers a talk on his paper, "Does Enhancement Violate Human ’Nature’?” The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 5/17/21
    May 21, 2021, Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as  Dr. S. Matthew Liao,  Director of Center for Bioethic Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics (NYU) School of Global Public Health) delivers a talk on his paper, “A Right Response to Anti-Natalism". The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 5/7/21
    May 14, 2021, Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Alan Shewmon (UCLA Medical School Emeritus) delivers the read ahead workshop on “Constructing the Death Elephant: A Synthetic Paradigm Shift for the Definition, Criteria, and Tests for Death”. The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 5/7/21
    April 30 2021, Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as David Shoemaker delivers the talk, "Narcissism and the Architecture of Praise and Blame". The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 4/28/21
    April 23, 2021, Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Patrick Lee delivers the talk, "What Should Be the Overarching Natural End (Goal) of Human Life?". The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 3/10/21
    March 19, 2021, Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Stephen Kershnar delivers the talk, "Bioethics Collapses: The Problem of Coming to Own One’s Self". The event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. For further information contact Jonathan Vajda, jvajda@buffalo.edu
  • 5/24/21
    Join us online January 29, 2021, Friday, 3:00 p.m. EST,  as Neil Feit delivers the talk:  “How Harms Can Be Better than Benefits: Reply to Carlson, Johansson, and Risberg.” The online event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. Contact Dr. David Hershenov, dh25@buffalo.edu  
  • 12/1/20
    Join us online December 11, Friday, 2:00 p.m. EST,  as Catherine Nolan delivers the talk: "A Functional Alternative to Radical Capacities." The online event is part of the Fall 2020 Speaker Series hosted by the Romanell Center. Contact David Hershenov, dh25@buffalo.edu  
  • 10/30/20
    The Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Speaker Series is being delivered in the virtual format of Zoom. Join us on Friday, November 13, when Robert Kelly delivers the talk, "The Elephant in the Room: Towards a Dispositional (and Unifying) Account of Addiction."
  • 2/9/21
    February 19, 2021, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, join us online as Patrick Daly, MD, delivers the talk:  “A new approach to disease, risk, and boundaries based on emergent probability.” For further info contact David Hershenov, dh25@buffalo.edu  

PAST EVENTS

FALL 2020

FALL 2019

August 29, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141 
Samantha Matherne (Harvard) 
"Edith Landmann-Kalischer’s Moderate Objectivism About Aesthetic Value"

September 12, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141
Keith Hankins (Chapman University)
"Social Choice and the Tradeoff Between Utilizing and Imputing Information"

October 3, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141
Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University)

October 16, 2019 
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Knox Hall 20
Romanell Center Debate:
Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legal?

October 18 & 19, 2019, Conference
A Collection of Individuals
Capen Conference and Book Launch

October 24, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141 
Stephen Grimm (Fordham)

November 1, 2019
Friday, 2:00 p.m., Park 141 
Maurizio Ferraris 
"The Internet: A Political Approach"

November 7, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park 141
Donald Baxter (UConn)

 

February 8, 2019, Lunchtime talk
Friday, 2 -1:30pm, 141 Park Hall
Chris Haufe,  (Case Western)
“The Priority of Promise.”

February 21, 2019, Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall    
Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart & William Smith)
"Epistemic Justice and the Challenges of Online Moderation"

February 29, 2019
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall
Andrea Borghini, Università degli Studi di Milano
“Outline of a Metaphysics of Dishes and Recipes”

March 8, 2019
Baldy Center Distinguished Speaker Series
Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm, 509 O’Brien Hall
Christina Bicchieri, SJP Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
"Social Similarity and the Erosion of Social Norms.”
Co-sponsored with the Baldy Center and the Center for Global Health Equity


March 14, 2019, Macalster Bell
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall 
“Photographs as Tools of Moral Persuasion”

March 29, 2019, Open House for Potential Grad Students
Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm, 141 Park Hall
Lewis Powell, UB Philosophy
“Locke, The Abuses of Language, and the Construction of Public Language”  


April 4, 2019, Kwong-loi Shun (Berkeley)
Thursday, 4pm – 6pm
Co-sponsor: UB Confucius Institute
 

April 5, 2019, Bioethics Workshop
Niagara University, 1:30 – 6:15pm


April 11, 2019, Richard Bett
"Humor as Philosophical Subversion, Especially in the Skeptics”
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall 


April 6, 2019, City of Good Neighbors Philosophy Conference
Saturday, 9am – 5pm, 141 Park Hall
Participants: Devonya Havis (Canisius); Nic Bommarito (UB); Leigh Duffy (Buff State); Brandon Absher (D’Youville); Steve Petersen (Niagara); and Mark Warren (Daemen). 


May 2, 2019, Donald C. Ainslie (Toronto)

“Leibniz and Hume on Rational Animals”
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall

May 9, 2019, Department Review of Graduate Students
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall

May 11, Romanell Workshop
International Workshop on Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine
Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00am
141 Park Hall, North Campus

May 13, Application Deadline
Mary C. Whitman Scholarship
Undergraduate Award, up to $2,000.

 

SUMMER 2019

July 25-27, 2019
Romanell Summer Conference
John Martin Fischer Keynoter
See UBNow article: Philosopher to argue against an afterlife at Romanell Conference


July 31-Aug 2, 2019
10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology 
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 

 

SPRING 2020

March 5, 2020 Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park 141 
Hagop Sarkissian (CUNY Grad Center / Baruch College)
Works in X-Phi, moral psychology, and Chinese philosophy. This talk is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute.