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Friday, 19 September 2008

Society for Applied Philosophy News

Details of various events as well as the 2009 annual conference below...

The Inaugural Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lecture:

Naturalism, Normativity, and Applied Ethics

will be delivered by

Baroness Onora O'Neill

(President of the Society for Applied Philosophy)

20 October 2008, 5pm, Exam Schools, High Street, Oxford

Future Annual Lectures
will be given by Professor Thomas Pogge (Yale) in 2009, and Professor Philip Kitcher (Columbia) in 2010. The venues and exact dates of these events are yet to be determined.

The American Philosophical Association:

The SAP will sponsor two sessions at the 2008 APA, Eastern Division, 27-30 Dec 08:

December 27, 2008 group session I - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Global Ethics

Chair: David Archard (University of Lancaster-United Kingdom)

Speakers: Thomas Pogge (Yale University) Can Intellectual Property Rights Be Justified?
                Hillel Steiner (University of Manchester, UK) Fair Trade and Just Prices

December 29, 2008 Group Session VIII - 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Topic: Applying Philosophy

Chair: Hugh LaFollette (University of South Florida)

Virginia Held (City University of New York-Graduate Center) Progress in Normative Theory
        Adam Swift (Oxford University) Political Philosophy in the Real World

Annual Conference 2009:

The Society's Annual Conference in 2009
 will be held at the University of Leeds on the weekend of 26-28 June.  This will be a non-themed applied philosophy conference featuring papers from a variety of areas within the field. Call for papers and further information forthcoming.

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