Groningen-Wharton PPE Workshop

September 7, 2023 - September 8, 2023
Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Groningen

Tammeszaal, 4th Floor


University of Pennsylvania

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This is a workshop to discuss work in progress from the realm of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Papers will be circulated in advance and participants are expected to read them beforehand. Authors will give a short introduction, followed by a commentary and then a general discussion. The workshop is supported by the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Groningen. It has been organized by Brian Berkey ([email protected]) and Lisa Herzog ([email protected]), and will be held in person at the University of Groningen.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the local organizer, Lisa Herzog, at [email protected]. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


Thursday, September 7

9.30-10.00 Welcome and round of introductions

10.00-11.00 In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking: an analysis of codes of ethics across fortune 500 companies
Author: Dulce Maria Redin Goni (Universidad de Navarra, visiting Groningen)
Commentator: Kenneth Silver (Trinity College Dublin)

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Why libertarianism is inconsistent with shareholder wealth maximization
Author: Carson Young (SUNY Brockport)
Commentator: Fabian Corver (Groningen)

12.30-13.30 Lunch break (provided for all participants)

13.30-14.30 Individual and institutional moral responsibility: a planning approach
Author: Job de Grefte (Groningen)
Commentator: Justin Bernstein (VU Amsterdam)

14.30-15.30 Temporary Migration and Worker Exploitation
Author: Michael Kates (Saint Joseph’s University)
Commentator: Andreas Schmidt (Groningen)

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Knowing the law: the interaction between epistemic attitudes, experience and education
Authors: Juliette R. de Wit, Boudewijn P. de Bruin & Marijke Malsch (Groningen)
Commentator: Michaela Lobo (U Penn)

17.30 Drinks (place t.b.c., for all participants)

19.00 Dinner (place t.b.c., speakers and commentators only)

Friday, September 8

9.30-10.30 Rethinking the Meaning of Property in Contemporary Theories of Property-Owning Democracy
Author: Nicole Whalen (University of Chicago)
Commentator: t.b.c. (Groningen)

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.45 What is the Credit Economy of Science?: A Value-Based Interpretation of the Credit Maximisation Approach to the Social Philosophy of Science
Author: Thijs Ringelberg (Groningen)
Commentator: Brian Berkey (U Penn)

11.45-12.45 Rogue Actors and Millian Bots - Emerging Challenges to Free Speech from Generative AI
Author: Diana Acosta (Stanford)
Commentator: Herman Verwulenkamp (Groningen)

13.00 Lunch (place t.b.c., speakers and commentators only)

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September 1, 2023, 5:00pm CET

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