Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine Conference

August 2, 2013 - August 3, 2013
University at Buffalo

Park Hall 280
Buffalo
United States

Keynote speakers:

John Martin Fischer
University of California, Riverside

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Co-organised by: Plato's Academy, North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) Reading Group.


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Friday August 2nd (Park Hall 280)

Breakfast 8:00—9:00 am

Morning Session

1. Peter Koch University at Buffalo “Death and the Hylomorphic Animal” 9:00 am
2. Yuichi Minemura University at Buffalo “Contemporary Brain Death Controversies and the Human Identity Problem” 10:00 am
3. Catherine Nolan University at Buffalo “Why Criteria for Death Should not be Reversible” 11:00 am

4 Lewis Powell University at Buffalo “Adam Smith on Sympathy for the Deceased”12:00 pm

Lunch Catered by Gerties? 1:00-2:30

Afternoon Session:  Intention, Consent and Responsibility
5. Steve Wear  University at Buffalo Medical School “Informed Consent: Theory and Practice” 2:30 pm
6. Phil Reed,  Canisius College “How to Gerrymander Intention” 3:30 pm
7. Keynote Address: John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside “Abortion and Thomson’s People-Seeds Case”  4:30 pm


Saturday August 3rd (Park Hall 280)

Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am

Morning Session   Health, Development and Disease
1. Rose Koch-Hershenov Niagara University “Zygotes, Cells and Substantial Change: A Reorganization of the Matter"  9:00 am
2. David Hershenov University at Buffalo “Healthy Development and the Potential that Matters” 10am 

3. James Delaney, Niagara University “Do Enhancements Necessitate a Notion of Harm in the Concept of Disease?" 11:00 am
4. Barry Smith University at Buffalo "Diseases, Diagnoses, Signs and Symptoms" 12:00 pm


Lunch 1:00-2:30 pm

Afternoon Session: Harm, Autonomy and Policy

5. Neil Feit, SUNY Fredonia “Counter-Factual Harm and Omissions” 2:30 pm
6. John Keller, Niagara University “A Puzzle about Philosophy and Public Policy”  3:30 pm
7. Steve Kershnar, SUNY Fredonia “Criminalizing sex” 4:30

Banquet at Acqua’s 6:30-10:00 pm for conference participants and their guests 

For more information contact David Hershenov dh25@buffalo.edu

 

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