On Wednesday, May 29 we’ll meet to discuss Carl Elliot’s “The Tyranny of Happiness: Ethics and Cosmetic Psychopharmacology” (in Enhancing Human Traits, ed. Erik Parens, Georgetown University Press, 1998, pp.177-188). Contact Dan if you would like a copy of the paper. There will be food from Med Deli. Please RSVP to help with food planning.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 15 from 7:00-8:00pm in Room 208 of Caldwell Hall. Iskra Fileva will lead a discussion of Katrinka Hooyer’s paper “Going AWOL: Alternative Responses to PTSD Stigma in the U.S. Military.” A copy of the paper is available here:
Food from Med Deli will be provided. Please RSVP to help with the food planning.
We are very pleased to announce that next Thursday, April 25, Nikolas Rose (Head of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College, London) is going to meet with us to discuss “Personhood in a Neurobiological Age,” which is Chapter 7 of his recently published book Neuro (Princeton University Press, 2013)–co-authored with Joelle M. Abi-Rached. We will meet from 7:00-8:30 in room 208 of Caldwell Hall. There will be food from Med Deli. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 24 to help with food planning. More information about Professor Rose can be found HERE and more information about Neuro is available HERE. Contact Dan at daniel dot moseley at unc dot edu, if you would like a copy of the book chapter.
We are pleased to announce that Ryan Preston-Roedder will lead our discussion of Dan Moller’s “Love and Death” (The Journal of Philosophy, 104, 2007, pp.301-316–available HERE) at our next meeting, which will be Thursday, April 11 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in Room 208 of Caldwell Hall. Food from Med Deli will be provided. We hope you can make it!
Daniel Moseley will present his work-in-progress, “Responsibility for Character and Psychopathology” at our next meeting on Thursday, March 21. There is no advance reading for this session. It will build on themes from several recent sessions. We’ll meet from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 208 of Caldwell Hall. Food from Mediterranean Deli will be provided. Please RSVP by March 20 to help with food planning.
Iskra Fileva has been awarded $3000 from The Character Project for her excellent NYT essay “Character and its Discontents.” Congratulations to Iskra!
We are pleased that David Shoemaker will be joining us via Skype to discuss his forthcoming paper “Qualities of Will.” He is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University and co-edits the blog PEA Soup. We will meet from 7:00pm-8:30pm on Thursday, March 7 in room 208 of Caldwell. There will be food from Mediterranean Deli. To help with food planning, please RSVP if you can make it.
We are pleased to announce that William Lycan will discuss the topic of whether desires are propositional attitudes on Thursday, February 28. The talk with draw from his paper “Desire Considered as a Propositional Attitude” (Philosophical Perspectives, 26, Philosophy of Mind, 2012, pp.201-215). The reading is not required but will be helpful background for the discussion. We’ll meet in room 208 of Caldwell Hall from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There will be food from the Mediterranean Deli.
Please join us for a special Valentine’s Day meeting! Walter Sinnot-Armstrong and Jesse Summers are going to present a work-in-progress: “Scrupulous Agents.” Here is the current abstract. ” Scrupulosity (a form of OCD involving obsession with morality) raises fascinating issues about the nature of moral judgment, about what is morally permitted in therapy, and about moral responsibility. After defining scrupulosity, describing its common features, and discussing concrete case studies, we will focus on some peculiar aspects of moral judgments made by scrupulous patients (such as though-action fusion) and on the issue of whether these patients are reasons-responsive in the ways required for control and moral responsibility.” We’ll meet Thursday, Feb. 14 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 208 of Caldwell Hall. There will be pizza!