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Conferences & Workshops

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Past Conferences and Workshops

Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (on Zoom)
June 23, 25 and 29, 2020

Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains (on ZOOM) (POBAMz 2020) is a revised version of the biennial forum for new work in the philosophy of biology. What was a joint workshop and seminar, is this year going to be an online workshop which provides an opportunity for participants to engage with exciting new work in the field and to receive constructive feedback on projects from interested colleagues and peers.

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Conference on Pain
February 21st - 22nd, 2019
CTIHB Room 4459 (4th floor)

Pain is ubiquitous in everyday life, but what is pain, and how should it be addressed ethically? This conference will bring philosophers, cognitive scientists, and pain specialists together to address some central philosophical questions about pain.

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2019 University of Utah Student Philosophy Conference

2019 University of Utah Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
October 18th, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Buss, University of Michigan

The 2019 University of Utah Graduate Student Philosophy Conference showcases exceptional work by graduate and advanced undergraduate students in all fields of philosophy. The theme of the 2019 conference is an exploration of action and how our principles of practical reasoning inform our ethical decision making. The conference will focus largely on the metaphysics of action insofar as it relates to personal identity, moral reasoning, and social discourse in an increasingly technological world.

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Bioethics and Decision Making

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

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Research Reproducibility in Science (PHIL 5192/6192 - 002)
June 11th - June 15th, 2018

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.

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POBAM Philosophy of Biology at the Mountains
May 14th - 18th, 2017

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.

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Species in the Age of Discordance
March 23rd - 25th, 2018

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.

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14th Annual IWSPC
February 23rd - 24th, 2017
CTIHB 4th Floor | Rooms 406 and 459

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Buddhism's Engagement with the World
April 21st - 22nd, 2017
CTIHB Room 101

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Inaugural Workshop on the Philosophy of Games
October 14 & 15, 2016

Sponsored by Utah Valley University, the American Society of Aesthetics, and the University of Utah

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...

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Last Updated: 5/9/22