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December  27-30, 2011
Washington, DC

Session I:  Health, Healthcare, and the Contemporary World

Wednesday, December 28, 2011  5:15-7:15 P.M.
Chair: David K. Chan (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point)


Michael McClain (St. Joseph’s College)
“Wittgenstein, Pain and the NIH: A Patient-
Reported Outcomes Initiative Offers an
Opportunity for Dialogue”

J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick College)
“Moral Perception, Embodiment, and Medical

Session II:  Health, Healthcare, and the Contemporary World

Thursday, December 29, 2011  7:00-10:00 P.M.

Chair: J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick College)

David K. Chan (University of Wisconsin–Stevens
“Is Choice Good or Bad for Justice in Healthcare?”

Lisa Eckenwiler (George Mason University)
“Ecological Subjects and Grounding
Responsibilities for Global Health Equity”

Mandy Mitchell (University of California–Riverside)
“Hegemony and the Health Care Debate: A
Postmarxist Analysis”

Talia Welsh (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
“Violating the Good Health Imperative: The Ethics
of Modifying Bad Health Habits”



 February 18-20, 2010 Chicago, IL

Session I Topic:  Moral Reasoning

Thursday, February 18, 7:15-10:15 p.m.

Chair: David K. Chan (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point)


Philip Clark (University of Toronto)             "Aspects, Guises, Species and Knowing Something to be Good"

Amanda Marshall (Western Michigan University)
"The Particularist Challenge to Norm Expressivism"

Matt Stichter (Washington State University)
"Solving the Dilemma of the Unity of the Virtues"

Melanie Johnson-Moxley (University of Missouri)
"Sometimes, the Way to the Soul is Through the Gut: Confucius, Aristotle and the Role of Empathy in Moral Comprehension"

Session II Topic: War and Killings in War: Are They Necessary?

Friday, February 19, 7:15-10:15 PM

Chair: David K. Chan (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point)


Cheyney Ryan (University of Oregon)
"A Pacifist Looks at Just War Theory"

Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University)
"Pacifism, Terrorism, and Moral Theory"

Andrew Fiala (California University, Fresno)
"Right to Kill; Wrong to be Killed"


 April, 2009               Vancouver, CANADA

Session Topic:  Images and Ethics: Film and the Other

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Chair: Travis Anderson (Brigham Young University)


Tom Davis (Whitman College)
 "Cavell, Levinas, and Gaslight: Seeing Evil"

Travis Anderson (Brigham Young University)
 "Tarantino and Nietzsche on the Backstory Ethics of a Reservoir Dog"

Jim Gough (Red Deer College) &  Sue Matheson (University College of the North)
 "Allie Fox's Challenge to Nietzsche's Overman's Overcoming Bad Conscience"



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