Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars    

Peter Singer, Director

The Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars are open to all students, faculty, and interested members of the public. Seminars range across a wide variety of topics at the intersections of philosophy, ecology, biology, medicine, and public policy. The seminar series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.

  1. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 "Why Procreators Have No Special Obligations" Nicholas Vrousalis, Princeton University Monique Wonderly, Chair; Melinda Roberts, (LSR Visiting Fellow), Respondent Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

    Nicholas Vrousalis is assistant professor in political philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Vrousalis read economics at Cambridge and received his doctorate in political philosophy from Oxford. Vrousalis' main research areas are distributive ethics, Marxism, and the philosophy of social science. His work has appeared in Journal of Ethics, Politics Philosophy and Economics, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vrousalis’ most recent monograph, a systematic reconstruction and critique of the political philosophy of G. A. Cohen, was published in September 2015. During his time at Princeton, he will complete a monograph on the conceptual and ethical connections between exploitation and power, tentatively entitled How exploiters dominate.

  2. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 "The Ethics of Social Research in the Digital Age" Matt Salganik, Princeton University Elizabeth Harman, Chair Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars
  3. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 "Inequality in Political Philosophy and Epidemiology" Nir Eyal, Harvard University Johann Frick, Chair; Luc Bovens (LSR Visiting Fellow), Respondent Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars
  4. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 "The Great Spectrum Paradox" Caspar Hare, MIT Johann Frick, Chair; Ruth Chang (LSR Visiting Fellow), Respondent Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars
  5. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 "Liberty, Threats and Ineligibility" Ralf Bader, University of Oxford Johann Frick, Chair TBD, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars
  6. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 "Responsibility without Wrongdoing" Julie Tannenbaum, Pomona College Monique Wonderly, Chair; Elinor Mason, Respondent TBD, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

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