Philosophy & Bioethics Staff Seminar Series

Time: Seminars are held on Fridays at 2.15pm (unless otherwise noted)

Location: Room E561, 5th floor East, Building 11 (Menzies), Clayton campus (unless otherwise noted)

Convenor: Bob Simpson |

Upcoming Seminars – Semester 2, 2015

October 9: Norva Lo (LaTrobe): Empathy and animal ethics

This paper investigates the extents to which empathy is relevant to three competing theories in moral philosophy, all of which have been or can be used to ground some form of non-anthropocentric animal ethics, in particular, to ground the core animal-ethical claim that we have moral duties directly towards nonhuman animals in ways very similar to how and why we have moral duties directly towards other human beings. The three schools are utilitarianism, deontology, and Humean virtue ethics.

October 16: Katrina Hutchison (Monash): Title TBC

October 23: Jacqueline Broad (Monash): Title TBC

October 30: Jennifer Windt (Monash): Title TBC

November 6: Alan Hajek (ANU): Title TBC

November 13: Justin Clark-Doane (Columbia): Title TBC