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Call for Abstracts and Registration 'The Good Life: Theory and Practice'

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Call for Abstracts and Registration 'The Good Life: Theory and Practice'

Time: June 8, 2012 all day
Location: The University of Birmingham, UK
Event Type: one, day, conference
Organized By: Ben Bessey, Sarah-Louise Johnson, Herjeet Marway, Peter West-Oram
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2012

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Event Description

Call for papers

We invite abstracts from post-graduate students in philosophy and cognate disciplines on the 'Good Life' theme, broadly construed. An emphasis on connections and/or transitions between theory and practice involving conceptions of the good life would be especially welcome. Papers will be 10-15 mins in length, followed by questions.

 

Please send abstracts (of approximately 500 words) to Ben Bessey (bjb076@bham.ac.uk) by 11th May 2012.


Description

Conceptions of the good life have an obvious place in normative theory, and a clear relevance for a wide range of practical concerns, from individual autonomy and embodiment to development ethics and welfare economics. This workshop will bring together interdisciplinary scholars and students working on a range of practical issues for presentations and discussion, with the hope of illuminating the relationship that theory has to practice here. Likely focal points for discussion include (but are not limited to) health and illness, capability and functioning, preference deformation and adaption, and objectification and commodification of the self.

 

Confirmed speakers

Beverley Clack (Professor in the Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Brookes University)

Chris Megone (Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics, University of Leeds)

Mozaffar Qizilbash (Professor of Economics, University of York)

Stephen Wilkinson (Professor of Bioethics, Keele University)

James Wilson (Lecturer in Philosophy and Health, University College London)


Register for the workshop

There is no cost to register for this event, but places are limited. If you wish to attend, please register your interest with Herjeet Marway at hxm447@bham.ac.uk. The deadline for registration is 1st June 2012.

 

Organised by:

Ben Bessey, Sarah Louise-Johnson, Herjeet Marway, Peter West-Oram

PhD Students, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

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