Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Conference: Cognitive Disability and Moral Philosophy

From the SDS listserv and H-Disability:
The Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy presents

Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy
(for some reason the link doesn't work in the title, but this is the URL)
September 18 – 20, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan 401 Park Avenue South (Between 27th and 28th Street)

Rethinking and revising traditional assumptions about personhood, autonomy, agency, justice, care, human relationships, classification, and moral light of Alzheimer’s, autism and ‘mental retardation.’

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Bérubé, Pennsylvania State University;
Leslie Francis, University of Utah;
Ian Hacking, Collège de France, University of Toronto;
Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago;
Peter Singer, Princeton University;
Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University;
Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University;
Daniel Wikler, Harvard University School of Public Health;
Jonathan Wolff, University College London;

Douglas Biklen, School of Education and Facilitated Communication Institute, Syracuse University;
Jeffrey Brosco, M.D. University of Miami and the Mailman Center for Child Development;
Licia Carlson, Harvard University;
James C. Harris, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine;
Agnieszka Jaworska, University of California, Riverside;
Bruce Jennings, Yale University School of Medicine;
Eva Kittay, Stony Brook University/SUNY;
Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University;
Victoria McGeer, Princeton University;
James Nelson, Michigan State University;
Henry Richardson, Georgetown University;
Cynthia Stark, University of Utah;
David Shoemaker, Bowling Green State University;
Anna Stubblefield, Rutgers University, Newark;
Sophia Wong, Long Island University.

For questions contact
For disability-related accommodation contact Licia Carlson at (617) 496-4349.

Co-sponsored by The Center for Discovery, New York University Center for Bioethics, and Metaphilosophy (Wiley-Blackwell), the Office of the Provost at Stony Brook University/SUNY, Forest Laboratories. Also NYC AHRC, Alzheimer's Association, College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, Philosophy Department at Southern Connecticut State University, Templeton Research Lecture Series at Stony Brook University, S. Donald Sussmann, The Abelson Company


Kay Olson said...

Gah! I was going to write about this some time ago and completely forgot. So glad you got it too. Looks like an interesting line-up.

Allegra said...

The link in the title of the conference is broken. Is there a website with more information about the conference? (e.g. price)

Penny L. Richards said...

You're right Allegra, and no matter what I do I can't get it to link, but this URL works when it's pasted directly into your browser:

Allegra said...

Thanks very much!