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'Feeling for Another: The Role of Empathy in Moral Theory and Moral Psychology' (21st/22nd November 2015, Oxford)

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:02am
Oxford Affections and Ethics Network (TORCH)

Empathy has for a long time been recognized to play a crucial role in ethics and moral psychology, even though its precise contribution is still under dispute. Especially in the 18th century philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment attributed to 'sympathy' - understood as the capacity to 'put oneself in another's place' - a central role for the foundation of morality. Other theorists, though, have been more skeptical about the contribution of empathy to explaining fundamental moral ideas and norms, and there are similar debates about the relative importance of empathy with regard to the explanation of moral learning and the internalization of moral norms.

LURKING ANONYMITY

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:27pm
pacificREVIEW: A West Coast Arts Review Annual

On the surface, notoriety, visuality and celebrity culture oversaturate the information age. But what insidious formations lurk beneath the glossy surface? Faceless monsters dwell behind black screens—paradoxically both numbing factories of the masses and liberating tools of the dispossessed. Does this anonymity transform us into voiceless dolls that preserve the misogynistic power structures or grant us power through simulated online versions of ourselves. While menacing conglomerates practice institutionalized discrimination and witless pariahs face the backlash, moralized hackers expose hidden weaknesses that often bring those responsible to light.

The Way of All Flesh, April 7-8, 2016, New York, NY (proposals due October 15)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:10am
City University of New York Graduate Center English Student Association

The Way of All Flesh
English Student Association Conference
City University of New York, the Graduate Center
April 7-8

"Where are we to put the limit between the body and the world, since the world is flesh?" (Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, 138)

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Shakespeare And Our Times Conference

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 8:19am
Elizabeth Black / Old Dominion University

SHAKESPEARE AND OUR TIMES

NEW DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15

An interdisciplinary, international conference on the significance of Shakespeare in the early twenty-first century

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
April 14-16, 2016

Plenary speakers: Jonathan Dollimore, Ania Loomba, and Leah Marcus

Making Common Causes Crises, Conflict, Creation, Conversation

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:52am
Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)

Global climate change, soil depletion, the enclosure of the commons, the acidification of the oceans, ground water contamination, mass extinctions: in a context in which the environmental crises of the day seem to us so intractable, at such large scales and dominated by such powerful interests, the

Cultural Studies and Speculative Realism - Krakow, Poland, 6-7 November 2015

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:15am
Michal Gulik, Jagiellonian University

We invite you to participate in the multidisciplinary academic conference

"Cultural Studies
and Speculative Realism"

Jagiellonian University, November 6-7

keynote speaker:
Prof. Levi R. Bryant,

the conference is followed by an OOP workshop for MA and PhD students
run by Levi R. Bryant

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