JOB – Professor, Applied Ethics, Aarhus (Denmark)

The Department of Culture and Society invites applications for a position as professor with special responsibilities (MSO) in applied ethics with a particular emphasis on bioethics. The professorship is a fixed-term employment for a period of 5 years and is available from 1 August 2014.

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CFP – Workshop and Collective Study, Ecological Dimensions of Bioethics

chinese2“Plain Genealogy, Disciplinary Formation, and the Context of Health & Healthcare”

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Thursday evening, October 16th to
Sunday noon, October 19th, 2014

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JOB – Asst. Prof., Univ. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, USA

uwlogoAOS: Environmental Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Ethical Theory
AOC: Open
Application deadline: November 15, 2013

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of Philosophy, seeks tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2014.  We are particularly interested in people with the ability to teach Contemporary Ethical Theory, Bioethics or Environmental Ethics.


Courses to be taught include lower level courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Elementary Logic, and junior-senior level courses related to candidate’s specialty and interests.  Opportunities to teach courses in interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies, Social Justice, Women’s Studies, and African American Studies.  Twelve credit teaching load per semester of which three credits per semester may be assigned to research. Advising majors required.

UW Oshkosh building

To Apply

  • All requirements for Ph.D. should be satisfied by September 1, 2014.
  • Vita, three current letters of reference, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required on offer), writing sample, and evidence of both teaching effectiveness and potential for scholarly achievement
  • Submit all documents to Professor Laurence Carlin, Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Phone: 920-424-1368; Fax 920-424-2286; email Electronic submission of application materials accepted.
  • May also mail applications to: Professor Laurence Carlin, Chair; Department of Philosophy; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Oshkosh, WI 54901.

FINAL CALL – ISEE at the Pacific APA, April 16 -20, 2014, San Diego, CA, USA

Submissions are invited for the International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) sessions at the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA).  The upcoming meeting will be held in San Diego, CA, USA from Wednesday, April 16th to Sunday, April 20th at the Westin Gaslamp Hotel. Continue reading

SYMPOSIUM – The Exceptional Animal, Oxford Brookes (UK)

exceptional animalThe Exceptional Animal
A symposium at Oxford Brookes University, UK
Friday 6 September 2013
Free, open to everyone, no registration required

Much has been said concerning the exceptional nature of the human being, and these celebrations have, in turn, attracted considerable criticism.  But what, exactly, is “human exceptionalism”–a term of very recent coinage–and how does it articulate with broader forms of anthropocentric thought?  How has this exceptionalism manifested, and been contested, within literary and cinematic texts, particularly those concerned with nonhuman animals and their treatment?  And what are the ethical, political and personal stakes involved in any engagement with questions of human exceptionalism.  This one day symposium will bring together new work on these matters by Alastair Hunt (Portland State University), Robert McKay (University of Sheffield), Anat Pick (Queen Mary, University of London) and Tom Tyler (Oxford Brookes University).

Tom Tyler, The Exception and the Norm: Dimensions of Anthropocentrism

Robert McKay, Read Meat: Species Exceptionalism in Michel Faber’s Under the Skin

Anat Pick, Criminal Animals: Animality, Vulnerability, and the Biopolitics of Film.

Alastair Hunt, The Politics of Personification

Time:   12.30pm to 5.00pm
Place:  Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX2 9AT, United Kingdom
More information, including abstracts:
Contact: Tom Tyler (