Parental Duties and Over Demandingness

June 15, 2022
Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, University of Copenhagen

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen 1353


Lund University
Linkoping University
University of Vienna
University of Bristol
University of Southampton


University of Copenhagen

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This workshop is a one-day, in-person-only event, in which we will explore a range of questions about the nature of family ties and parental responsibilities.

Although this is primarily a philosophical workshop, we welcome attendees from all backgrounds and disciplines at this workshop. We would especially encourage scholars to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue about reproduction, family conceptions, environmental concerns.

The workshop is part of ‘The Future of Family Relationships’ research project, funded by VELUX.


  • 10:00-10:50   Fiona Woollard (Southampton) – The Metaphysics of Gender and Resistance to Normative Motherhood 
  • 11:00-11:50   Seppe Segers (Ghent) – Moral obligation in treating the not-yet-born: future ethical dilemmas
  • 12:00-12:50   Elisabeth Furberg (Linköping) – The ethics of regretting one’s children
  • 14:00-14:50   Martin Sticker (Bristol) with Felix Pinkert (Vienna) – Climate change and permissible procreation – The collective obligation to reach Net Zero 
  • 15:00-15:50   Daniela Cutas (Lund) – Epigenetics and responsibility for children

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Registration We are not planning to hold this event in a hybrid/online format. There are a limited number of spaces for in-person attendance; please e-mail [email protected] to register no later than June 8th, 2022. In keeping with catering considerations, please also let us know if you wish to attend all day or just one/some of the talks.

The event will take place at Panum (Maersk Tower), Room 7.15.149, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

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June 8, 2022, 6:00pm CET

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