Food, Ethics, X=Psychology

Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 4:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Location: 
Virtual
Audience: 
Free And Open To The Public

This year's conference will be held on two consecutive Wednesday evenings.

This is the first in a series of annual cross-disciplinary workshops called Food, Ethics, X.  For 2020, X = Psychology.  Questions include: How does the psychology of eating interact with ethical reflection on what we ought to eat?  Which psychological factors lead people to keep or violate their own ethical food commitments?  How does an individual’s sense of cultural and familial identity influence her ethical reflection about food?  What changes people’s attitudes about the ethics of food?  What role does reason or philosophical argument play in changing people's food choices?  Can a class on food ethics influence the way students eat?  Participants include psychologists, philosophers, and sociologists from the US, UK, and Australia.


Speakers:
Matti Wilks, Department of Psychology, Yale University
Jared Piazza, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

Panel:
Peter Singer, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University 
Eric Schwitzgebel, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside
Brad Cokelet, Department of Philosophy, University of Kansas

To register, click here.

Co-organized by Andrew Chignell, Tania Lombrozo, and Peter Singer and supported by the University Center for Human Values.

You may also be interested in the December 8th Labyrinth and Library Livestream event, "Peter Singer and Andrew Chignell in Conversation: "Why Vegan? How to Eat Ethically". For more information, click here.     

Event Schedule (note: times are Eastern Standard)

DECEMBER 2:

4:30 PM: Speaker: Brock Bastian (Melbourne)  "The Moral Psychology of
                 Meat Eating"
                 Chair: Peter Singer (Princeton)
5:00 PM: 15-minute Breakout room
5:15 PM: 20-minute Q&A
 
5:35 PM: Break
 
5:45 PM: Speaker: Krishnendu Ray (NYU)  “Food and Migrant Identity”
                 Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton)
6:15 PM: 15-minute Breakout room
6:30 PM: 20-minute Q&A
 
6:50 PM: Break
 
7:00 PM: PANEL: “The Moralization of Meat and other Food”
                Speakers: Matthew Ruby (La Trobe), Paul Rozin (Penn),
                Molly Crockett (Yale) 
                Chair: Tania Lombrozo (Princeton)

7:45 PM: 30-min Q&A, general discussion
 
8:15 PM: End

DECEMBER 9:

4:30 PM: Speaker: Matti Wilks (Yale)  "Attitudes Towards Animals and Cultured Meat"
                 Chair: Tania Lombrozo (Princeton)
5:00 PM: 15-minute Breakout room
5:15 PM: 20-minute Q&A
 
5:35 PM: Break
 
5:45 PM: Speaker: Jared Piazza (Lancaster)  "Morality, Meat, and Nature" 
                 Chair: Peter Singer (Princeton)
6:15 PM: 15-minute Breakout room
6:30 PM: 20-minute Q&A
 
6:50 PM: Break
 
7:00 PM: PANEL: “What Changes People's Attitudes About the Ethics of Food?”  
                 Speakers: Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside), Brad Cokelet (Kansas),
                 Peter Singer (Princeton)
                 Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton)
7:45 PM: 30-min Q&A, general discussion
 
8:15 PM: End