IWSPC18: Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

October 26, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Utah

201 Presidents Cir
Salt Lake City
United States

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Decisions are ubiquitous throughout Bioethics, from what the best course of action to save the environment is to whether life-sustaining measures should be ceased. These decisions are often difficult and complicated. Our goal in this conference is to address the deep philosophical questions that arise where Bioethics and Practical Reasoning intersect. Different answers to these questions will have different bearing on the practical issues.

Submissions may address any philosophical question, and preference will be given to papers that address such bioethics and practical reasoning questions as: How can decision-making processes be practically applied to decisions in Bioethics? What do the tools from Practical Reasoning tell us about suffering at the end of life? About our interactions with the environment? About animal rights? Can the practical issues brought up by Bioethics discussions inform our theories in Practical Reasoning? How do the thought experiments in Practical Reasoning and the real-world cases from Bioethics overlap? 

In seeking answers to these questions and more, this conference will seek contributions from leading graduate students in the field. Thi Nguyen from Utah Valley University will join us as our keynote speaker.

All papers must be original, and preference will be given to new work. Abstracts are due by August 31st, and must be no longer than 750 words.

Blinded submissions can be made through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwspc18

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August 31, 2018, 8:00am MST

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