Post-Kantian Bioethics Zoom Conference April 16-17, 2021 – Department of Philosophy

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The Conference on Post-Kantian Bioethics, hosted by the Philosophy Department at Purdue University will be held remotely on Zoom from April 16-17, 2021. Those interested in attending can email: In the body of the email, please indicate which conference presentation you would like to attend. You will receive an email reminder with the Zoom link a week before the presentation. Closed captioning will be provided. For more information, please contact Morganna Lambeth, Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy,

The full schedule is below:


11:00am – 12:00pm HELGA VARDEN, University of Illinois (with comments by Alzbeta Hajkova): “Kant and Arendt on Barbaric and Totalitarian Evil”

1:00 – 2:00pm SAMUEL J. KERSTEIN, University of Maryland (with comments by Chen Yang): “Living with Dementia as an Affront to Dignity”

2:15 – 3:15pm COLIN MARSHALL, University of Washington (with comments by James Mollison): “Neo-Schopenhauerian Moral Pluralism”


11:00am – 12:00pm PETER SEDGWICK, Cardiff University (with comments by Tom Doyle): “Nietzsche’s Dying Gesture”

1:00 – 2:00pm DANABELU, CSU Dominguez Hills (with comments by Duncan Cordry): “A Phenomenological Inquiry into Surrogacy: Technology, Embodiment, Regulation”

2:15 – 3:15pm JOEL MICHAEL REYNOLDS, Georgetown University (with comments by Zoe Stein): “The Import of the Phenomenological Tradition for Bioethics”

Finally, you can find the conference website at: Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thank you very much,
Ana C. Gómez Sierra
Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant
Department of Philosophy
Purdue University – BRNG 7141

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