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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 2021

Winter Term

23 June 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr | habrid: room S2.01 and via Zoom
Guest: Frederick Erichsen: Luck and Moral Assessment: Is there Moral Luck?

Please write to Sebastian Köhler if you like to joint the meeting and to get the paper.

Past Terms

2021

23 June 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 Uhr | via Zoom
Sebastian Köhler (Frankfurt School) and Johannes Himmelreich (Syracuse): Responsible AI through Conceptual Engineering

19 May 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
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 March | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
B. Carter: The Anthropic Principle and its Implications for Biological Evolution

24 February | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Christopher McCammon: Domination: A Rethinking
2020

16 December | 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 October | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Guest: Domink 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 July | 17:00 - 18:30 | via Zoom
Sally Haslangers:  „Gender and Race. (What) are they? (What) do we want them to be?“

10 June | 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 March | 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 February | 17:00 - 18:30 | IA Lab, 4. OG, Turm A
Gast: Christine Tiefensee (Frankfurt School), The Moral Arbitrariness of Making No Difference
Winter Term 2019

25 September |   17:00 - 18:30 | S1.01
Danaher, John forthcoming. Welcoming Robots into the Moral Circle: A Defence of Ethical Behaviourism. In Science and Engineering Ethics

30 October | 17:00 - 18:30 | S3.07
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

20 November | 17:00 - 18:30 | S3.09
Guest: Friedericke Asche. Title of the paper: Climate change as a moral problem

11 December | 17:00 - 18:30 | S1.13
Guest: Hanno Sauer. Title of the paper: Mechanisms of Moral Evolution: What Drives Moral Progress?


Summer Term 2019

20 February |   17:00 - 18:30 | S1.12
Guest: Benjamin Ferguson (VU Amsterdam). Exploitation and Awareness.

13 March | 17:00 - 18:30 | S1.13
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.

9 April | 17:00 - 18:30 | S1.13
Awad, Edmond et al. 2018. The Moral Machine Experiment. In Nature 563: 59-64.

8 May | 17:00 - 18:30 | S1.09
Guest: Johannes Himmelreich (Stanford). Responsibility for Killer Robots.


Winter Term 2018/2019

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

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

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.

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

Summer Term 2018

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

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

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

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

Winter Term 2017/2018

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

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

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