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Past Conferences and Workshops

Research Reproducibility in Science

The Department of Philosophy is offering a 5-day summer course on Research Reproducibility in Science as part of the University of Utah’s campus-wide initiative on Research Reproducibility. The course is aimed at undergrads, grads, postdocs, and other scholars working in the natural and social sciences, as well as those working in the philosophy of science and related fields. The course will provide an in-depth exploration of conceptual and practical issues surrounding research reproducibility in the sciences, and will teach students practical strategies for making their own work more reproducible.


Bioethics and Decision Making

Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB)
Room 406 (4th floor)
Friday, October 26, 2018
10am – 4:30pm

Keynote speaker:

C. Thi Nguyen, Ph.D. Utah Valley University "Games, Gamification, and Value Capture" At 3:00 P.M.

Student presentations:

  • Katie Petrozzo, University of Utah "Free Will and Responsibility in the Neuroscientific Age"
  • Spencer Rian, Montana State University "Addressing In Vitro Fertilization Success Disparities Among Racial Groups and the Failure of Medical Research Methodology"
  • Jeffrey Pannekoek, University of Tennessee "According to My Ability and Judgment: The Avoidance of Harm in Medical Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients"
  • Anthony P. Smith, University of Utah "Dealing with Genetic Uncertainty: Variants of Uncertain Significance, Errors, and Risk"

POBAM Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains

The Department of Philosophy is hosting a 5-day seminar in conjunction with the Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (POBAM) Workshop. The seminar is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and other junior scholars in philosophy and biology. The seminar will include background readings and discussion on topics relevant to the workshop talks, and will provide an opportunity for students to engage in depth with the topics and speakers at the workshop.

Species in the Age of Discordance

Biological lineages move through time, space, and each other. As they do, they diversify, diverge, and grade away from and into one another. One result of this is genealogical discordance, i.e., the lineages of a biological entity may have different histories. We see this on many levels, from microbial networks, to holobionts, to population-level lineages.
March 23-25, 2017

IWSPC 2017

Join us for the 14th Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

Buddhism's Engagement with the World

April 21st - 22nd, 2017

Inaugural Workshop on the Philosophy of Games

Come to a major American gathering of philosophers working on topics in games, including the value of games, whether games are art, and whether games are evil...
October 14-15, 2016

Last Updated: 6/14/19