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FS Philosophy Forum

The FS Philosophy Forum provides a platform for discussion of current philosophical research. All meetings start with a 30–40 minutes’ talk by a speaker, followed by Q&A. The papers that form the focus of our discussions will often be circulated in advance. However, while participants are most welcome to read these papers, participation in the Philosophy Forum does not require any advance preparation. Everyone with an interest in philosophy is most welcome to attend.

Updates about the FS Philosophy Forum are posted on this website and distributed via a special mailing list. If you would like to be included in this list, wish to suggest a speaker, or require further information about the group, please contact Sebastian Köhler

Terms 2022

6 December 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Peter Königs (Utrecht University): 'Surveillance Capitalism‘ is not so bad.

If you have any questions, please write to Sebastian Köhler.

Past Terms

2022

8 November 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Nils Franzén (Umeå): The Presumption of Realism

11 October 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Katharina Sodoma (University of Duisburg Essen): Why morally bad action is difficult to understand

20 September 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Maike Albertzart (University of Mainz): Joint Abilities

11 May 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Alkistis Elliot-Graves (Universität Bielefeld): Prediction in the Wild

4 May 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Andreas Leonhard Menges (Universität Salzburg): The Right to Privacy and the Deep Self

9 March 2022 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: William D’Allesandro (LMU München): Is It Bad to Prefer Attractive Partners?

2021

17. November 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Herman Veluwenkamp (TU Delft): Ethics by Design and Conceptual Engineering

29. September 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 |
Guest: Frederick Erichsen: Luck and Moral Assessment: Is there Moral Luck?

23. Juni 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guests: Sebastian Köhler (Frankfurt School) und Johannes Himmelreich (Syracuse): Responsible AI through Conceptual Engineering

19. Mai 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guest: Kevin Baum (Saarland University): From Responsibility to Reason-Giving XAI

21. April 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Peter Hedström and Petri Ylikoski: Causal Mechanisms in the Social Sciences

25. März | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
B. Carter: The Anthropic Principle and its Implications for Biological Evolution

24. Februar | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Christopher McCammon: Domination: A Rethinking
 

2020

16. Dezember | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guest: James Brown (Edinburgh): On Scepticism About the Unity of Practical Reason

25. November | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guest: Vuko Andrić (Bayreuth): Does Democracy Require Reducing the Legislative Power of Present Persons on Behalf of Future Persons?

7. Oktober | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guest: Dominik Klein (Bayreuth/Bamberg): The epistemic quality of democratic decision-making procedures. Interaction effects between selfish, individual beliefs, and the epistemic quality of collective decisions

16. September | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Robert Taylor: Rawlsian Affirmative Action

19. August | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Marilyn Frye: Oppression

27. Juli | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Sally Haslangers:  „Gender and Race. (What) are they? (What) do we want them to be?“

10. Juni | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Nick Bostrom: Are you living in a computer simulation?

15. April | 17.00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Regina Rini (York, Toronto), 2019: Deepfakes and the Epistemic Backstop

18. März | 17.00 - 18:30 | S3.07
McPherson, Tristram & Plunkett, David 2020. Conceptual Ethics and the Methodology of Normative Inquiry. In Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics, Alexis Burgess Herman Cappelen and David Plunkett [eds.] Oxford: Oxford University Press (a pdf of the book)

26. Februar | 17.00 - 18:30 | IA Lab, 4. OG, Turm A
Guest: Christine Tiefensee (Frankfurt School), The Moral Arbitrariness of Making No Difference

2019

18. Dezember
Braham, Matthew and van Hees, Martin 2012. An Anatomy of Moral Responsibility. In Mind 121: 601-634.

11. Dezember | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Guest: Hanno Sauer. Title of the paper: Mechanisms of Moral Evolution: What Drives Moral Progress?

20. November | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Guest: Friedericke Asche. Title of the paper: Climate change as a moral problem

6. November
Persson, Ingmar and Savulescu, Julian 2008. The Perils of Cognitive Enhancement and the Urgent Imperative to Enhance the Moral Character of Humanity. In Journal of Applied Philosophy 25: 162-177

30. Oktober | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Enoch, David 2014. Why I am an Objectivist About Ethics (And Why You Are Too). In The Ethical Life, Russ Shafer-Landau [ed.], Oxford: Oxford University Press

9. Oktober
Graham, Peter 2014. Functions, Warrant, History. In Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue, A. Fairweather and O. Flanagan [Eds.], 15-35 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

25. September |  17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Danaher, John forthcoming. Welcoming Robots into the Moral Circle: A Defence of Ethical Behaviourism. In Science and Engineering Ethics

11. September
Swift, Adam 2008. The Value of Philosophy in Non-Ideal Circumstances. In Social Theory and Practice 34: 363-387.

07. Mai | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Gast: Johannes Himmelreich (Stanford). Responsibility for Killer Robots.

09. April | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Awad, Edmond et al. 2018. The Moral Machine Experiment. In Nature 563: 59-64.

13. März | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Crenshaw, Kimberle 1989. Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics. In The University of Chicago Legal Forum 140: 139-167.

20. Februar | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr |
Gast: Benjamin Ferguson (VU Amsterdam). Exploitation and Awareness.

2018

7. Dezember 2017
Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper 2007. Nothing Personal: On Statistical Discrimination. In The Journal of Political Philosophy 15: 385-403.

16. November 2017
Nyholm, Sven 2018. Attributing Agency to Automated Systems. Reflections on Human-Robot Collaborations and Responsibility-Loci. In Science and Engineering Ethics. 24: 1201-1219.

19. Oktober 2017
Bradley, Richard and Drechsler, Mareile 2013. Types of Uncertainty. In Erkenntnis 79: 1225-1248.

14. Juni
Field, Hartry, 2003, “No Fact of the Matter”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 81: 457–480.

24. Mai
Gast: Joe Mazor (LSE), Income Redistribution, Body Part Redistribution, and Respect for the Separateness of Persons.

26. April
Kok-Chor, Tan 2008. A Defense of Luck Egalitarianism. In The Journal of Philosophy 105: 665-690.

15. März
Marmor, Andrei 2015. What is the Right to Privacy? In Philosophy and Public Affairs 43: 3-26.