A Conference in Memory of Derek Parfit

December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017
Departments of Philosophy, Rutgers University - New Brunswick and New York University

Hageman Hall (Ground Floor)
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
35 College Avenue 08901
United States


  • The New York Institute of Philosophy (NYIP) at New York University

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University of Lodz
Princeton University
Princeton University
Harvard University
Oxford University
New York University
Princeton University
New York University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Registration is free but required. Registration deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017.  

Friday, December 15, 2017

10:15 a.m. — Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

10:30-11:15 a.m. — Sharon Street (New York University), “Realism, Nihilism, and the Concept of a Normative Reason”

11:15-11:45 a.m. — Discussion Chair: Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto)

11:45-12:00 — Coffee break   12:00-12:45 p.m. — Jeff McMahan (University of Oxford), “Doubts about Parfit’s No-Difference View”

12:45-1:15 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Stephanie Beardman (Princeton University)

1:15-2:30 p.m. — Lunch   2:30-3:15 p.m. — Elizabeth Harman (Princeton University), “Abortion and the Non-Identity Problem”

3:15-3:45 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Johann Frick (Princeton University)  

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Coffee break  

4:00-4:45 p.m. — Samuel Scheffler (New York University), “Temporal Neutrality and the Bias toward the Future”

4:45-5:15 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Alex Guerrero (Rutgers University)

Saturday, December 16, 2017  

10:30-11:15 a.m. — Peter Singer (Princeton University) and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek (University of Łódź), “Parfit on Act-Consequentialism”  

11:15-11:45 a.m. — Discussion Chair: Melinda Roberts (The College of New Jersey)  

11:45-12:00 p.m. — Coffee break   

12:00-12:45 p.m. — Mark Johnston (Princeton University), “Does Reasons and Persons (Part 3) Undermine Ethics?”

12:45-1:15 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Rahul Kumar (Queen's University)  

1:15-2:30 p.m. — Lunch   

2:30-3:15 p.m. — Frances Kamm (Harvard University), “Parfit on the Irrelevance of Deontological Distinctions”

3:15-3:45 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Dale Jamieson (New York University)  

3:45-4:00 p.m. — Coffee break   

4:00-4:45 p.m. — Larry Temkin (Rutgers University), “Box Ethics”

4:45-5:15 p.m. — Discussion Chair: Ruth Chang (Rutgers University)

Concluding Remarks    

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December 8, 2017, 6:30pm PST

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