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Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy
Graduate School of Letters
Hokkaido University
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Sapporo:060-0810
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First International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life; Sapporo, August 20-21, 2018

The First International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life will be held on August 20th and 21st, 2018, at Hokkaido University (Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom Building), Sapporo, Japan.

  • Call for Papers (Closed)
    The Call for Papers is now closed.
  • Confirmed speakers:
    • Thaddeus Metz (University of Johannesburg)
      • “Is a Moderate Supernaturalism about Meaning in Life Possible?”
    • David Benatar (University of Cape Town)
      • “An Unexpected Route to Anti-Natalism”
    • Masahiro Morioka (Waseda University)
      • “A Solipsistic and Affirmative Approach to Meaning in Life”
  • Registration: We must ask that not only speakers but also all participants fill in the Registration Form (https://goo.gl/forms/tLqGrbuhaTmWHXs23) by July 31, 2018 (Tuesday). No registration fee is required.
  • Announcement to all speakers:
    Time for presentation:30 minutes (including questions and answers)
    Official language: English

    A detailed program including a time table and venues will be announced in May, 2018.

  • Organizing Committee:
    • Nobuo Kurata, Hokkaido University
    • Tomohiko Kondo, Hokkaido University
    • Masahiro Morioka, Waseda University
    • Tatsuya Murayama, Tohoku University

* This conference will be sponsored by JSPS Grant (no.16H0333707) entitled “Meaning of Life from the Viewpoint of Analytic Existentialism and its Implementation to Applied Ethics”
(Principal Investigator: Nobuo Kurata)

  • Contact addresses:
    Prof. Nobuo Kurata (kurata[a]let.hokudai.ac.jp),
    Prof. Masahiro Morioka (morioka[a]waseda.jp) ,
    Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (caep[a]let.hokudai.ac.jp)

Past Events

Post-Conference Seminar

  • Time/Date: 14:00-16:00/Sunday 30th of October, 2016
  • Venue: Conference Hall Room 4
  • Speaker: Peter G. Stone (Newcastle)
  • Title: 'Cultural heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals. A missed opportunity?'

10th International Conference on Applied Ethics:
'The Past, Present and Future of Applied Ethics'
(October 28-30, 2016)
Hosted by the Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (CAEP)
Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan)

  • We are delighted to announce the 10th International Conference on Applied Ethics on October 28-30 (Fri-Sun), 2016, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
  • Confirmed speakers include:
  • ・Ruth Chadwick (Manchester)
      ‘Interdisciplinarity in applied ethics: how far have we come?’
    ・Michael Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology)
      ‘How Applied Should Applied Ethics Be?’
    ・Peter G. Stone (Newcastle)
      ‘Ethical issues relating to the protection of cultural property and
      cultural heritage during armed conflict’
    ・Robert Sparrow (Monash)
      ‘Robots, rape, and representation'
       
  • Participants who wish to present papers are requested to submit a 150-300 word abstract in a MS-Word file (.doc) to CAEP (caep@let.hokudai.ac.jp) by May 31 (Tue), 2016.
    All queries should be sent to: caep[at]let.hokudai.ac.jp

Pre-Conference Seminar

  • Time/Date: 17:00-18:30/Thursday 27th of October, 2016
  • Venue: W309
  • Speaker: Robert Sparrow (Monash University)
  • Title: 'Unravelling the human tapestry. Diversity, flourishing, and genetic modification'

9th International Conference on Applied Ethics: 'Security, Sustainability and Human Flourishing' October 31 - November 2 (Fri-Sun), 2014

  • Program [PDF]
  • We are delighted to announce the 9th International Conference on Applied Ethics on October 31 - November 2, 2014, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
    We invite papers written towards the conference theme of security, sustainability and human flourishing and will give these preferences, but we also welcome papers in applied ethics, broadly construed, that address philosophical, political, economic, social, and cultural issues in applied ethics beyond the conference theme.
    This includes, but is not limited to: meta/normative ethics, bio/medical ethics, engineering ethics, ethics of science and technology, information ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, feminist/gender/sexuality ethics, philosophy of sex, political philosophy, moral psychology, and international/global ethics.
  • Confirmed speakers include:
  • Nancy Sherman (Georgetown)
  • Dale Jamieson (NYU)
  • Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft)
  • Registration Form [PDF] [DOC]
  • Lodging and Travel Information [PDF] [DOC]
  • Post-Conference Seminar
    Time/Date: 16:30-19:45 / Sunday 2nd of November
    Venue: Room 409, Building W
  • Lecture 1: 16:30-18:00
    ‘Sustainability and Beyond’
    Dale Jamieson (New York University)
  • Lecture 2: 18:15-19:45
    ‘Privacy and Big Data’
    Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology)
  • All queries should be sent to: caep@let.hokudai.ac.jp

8th International Conference on Applied Ethics: 'Applied Ethics in an Era of Emerging Technologies' November 1-3 (Fri-Sun), 2013

  • We are delighted to announce the 8th International Conference on Applied Ethics on November 1-3, 2013, at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
  • We invite papers written towards the conference theme of emerging technologies and will give these preference, but we also welcome papers in applied ethics, broadly construed, that address political, economic, social, and cultural issues in applied ethics beyond the conference theme. This includes, but is not limited to: meta/normative ethics, bio/medical ethics, engineering ethics, ethics of science and technology, information ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, feminist/gender/sexuality ethics, and international/global ethics.
  • Confirmed speakers include:
  • John Kleinig (City University of New York)
  • Paul B. Thompson (Michigan State University)
  • Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente)
  • Timothy F. Murphy (University of Illinois)
  • Conference Chair: Shunzo Majima
  • Program Committee: Nobuo Kurata,Tomoyuki Yamada, Tomohiko
               Kondo

7th International Conference on Applied Ethics (October 26-28, 2012) 'Risk, Justice and Liberty'

  • We are delighted to announce the Seventh International Conference on Applied Ethics on 26-28 October 2012 at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
  • We invite the submission of papers related to (but not limited to) the following topics:
    meta/normative ethics, bio/medical ethics, engineering ethics, ethics of science and technology, information ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, feminist ethics, international/global ethics.
  • Since the main theme of this year's conference is 'Risk, Justice and Liberty', we particularly encourage contributions addressing the theme; however, we also welcome submissions on topics that address social, cultural, political, economic areas of applied ethics beyond the conference theme.
  • Confirmed speakers include:
  • Simon Blackburn (Cambridge)
  • Kristin Shrader-Frechette (Notre Dame)
  • Ruth Chadwick (Cardiff)
  • Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt and Delft)
  • Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke)
  • Conference Chair: Shunzo Majima
  • Program Chair: Takashi Masubuchi

4th Applied Ethics Seminar

  • Time/Date: 16:30-18:00/Tuesday 4th of August, 2015
  • Venue: Building W: Room 205
  • Speaker: Tsuyoshi Awaya (Professor and Chairman, Department of Bioethics, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University)
  • Title: 'Unethically Excessive Medical Treatment'

3rd Applied Ethics Seminar

  • Time/Date: 13:50-16:50/Friday 31th of July, 2015
  • Venue: Building W: Room 305
  • Timetable:
  • 13:50-14:00 Opening Address
  • 14:00-14:50 Hidekazu KANEMITSU
            (Associate Professor, Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
      'Implementation of Informed Consent in Engineering Ethics:
       A Consideration of Paternalism in Professional Ethics'
  • 15:00-15:50 Seijiro TSUKAMOTO
            (Professor, College of Law, Nihon University)
      '"Normative Theories of the Media" and Ethics of Journalist'
  • 16:00-16:50 Hiroko ISHIKAWA
            (Project Assistant Professor, Asahikawa Medical University School of Medicine, Nursing course)
      'Ethical Challenges of Interdisprinary Approach to cancer care'
  • 2nd Applied Ethics Seminar

    • Time/Date: 16:30-18:00/Monday 6th of July, 2015
    • Venue: Building W: Room 205
    • Speaker: Taro OKUDA (Associate Professor, Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics)
    • Title: 'Ethical Analysis on Family and Law'

    1st Applied Ethics Seminar

    • Time/Date: 16:30-18:00/Friday 19th of June, 2015
    • Venue: Building W: Room 205
    • Speaker: Hirotsugu OHBA (Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)
    • Title: 'Ethical Dilemmas of Military Professionals'

    Hokkaido-Bucharest Joint Philosophy Workshop, November 3 (Mon), 2014

    • Time/Date: 13:00-17:20/November 3 (Monday), 2014
    • Venue: W409
    • Timetable:
      13:00-13:10
      Opening Address
      13:10-14:00
      Mircea Dumitru (Bucharest), ‘Remarks on Modal Fictionalism from the Vantage Point of Modal Actualism’
      14:10-15:00
      Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido), ‘Background Conditions, Normality, and Context Shifts in Logical Dynamics of Speech Acts’
      15:20-16:10
      Emilian Mihailov (Bucharest), ‘The Ethics of Doping in Chess’
      16:20-17:10
      Ken Saito (Hokkaido), ‘The Significance of Interactive Events in Science Communication’
      17:10-17:20
      Closing Address

    SOCREAL 2013 October 25-27, 2013

    • Brief Overview:
      The aim of SOCREAL Workshop is to bring together researchers working on diverse aspects of such interaction in logic, philosophy, ethics, computer science, cognitive science and related fields in order to share issues, ideas, techniques, and results.
    • Invited speakers include:
    • Thomas Agotnes (University of Bergen, Norway, and Southwest University, China)
    • Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Stanford University, USA)
    • Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
    • Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University, Japan)
    • Berislav ?arni? (University of Split, Croatia)
    http://www.hucc.hokudai.ac.jp/~k15696/home/sr13/index.html