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, biology, medicine, ecology and public policy. The seminar series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.


Hanna Pickard (University of Birmingham): "Stop Telling Me How to Feel! A Clinical Theory of Emotions and What's Wrong with the Moralization of Feelings"

Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Drawing on clinical practice with patients whose symptoms include “inappropriate” emotions and actions that cause harm, I argue for two related but distinct claims. First, that our common practice of morally reprimanding and criticizing people for their emotions is unfounded.

Location: Lewis Library, Room 138

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: David Velleman (New York University)

Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Lewis Library, Room 138

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: David Shoemaker (Tulane University)

Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Lewis Library, Room 138

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: Dan Moller (University of Maryland-College Park)

Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Lewis Library, Room 138

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar: Kristin Voigt (McGill University)