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BETİM Workshop Christiane Fischer: Corruption in Healthcare and Medicine

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Corruption in Healthcare and Medicine – A Different Medicine is Possible

Workshop led by Christian Fischer (German Ethics Council)

Friday 11 March 2016, 5-7pm

Language of the event: English (no simultaneous translation)

 

Dr. med. Christiane Fischer, MPH

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All welcome, registration not required.

for directions see

http://www.betim.org.tr/index.php/iletisim.html

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Written by rainerbroemer

March 10, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Talk at Bilkent by Ulf Hlobil (Pittsburgh): “Do It! But Don’t Listen to Me!: Moral Testimony and Practical Inference”

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Ulf Hlobil
Department of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh

“Do It! But Don’t Listen to Me!: Moral Testimony and Practical Inference”

DATE: Wed 10 February 2016
TIME: 15:40-17:30
PLACE: G-160, Bilkent University, Ankara

Abstract:

What, if anything, is wrong with acting on moral beliefs that we accept
merely on the say-so of others? Why could it be problematic to act on a
moral belief that we take to be true without understanding why it is true?
I defend a qualified and novel version of what is called “pessimism” in
the controversy over pure moral testimony. I argue that we can rationally
come to hold the premises of moral reasoning through testimony, but that
moral testimony is problematic in cases where the agent lacks the ability
to make the correct practical inference. The problem is that inferential
abilities cannot be shared via testimony. The role that moral testimony
can play in our moral lives is therefore limited. My account gives the
correct verdicts for common examples in the literature on moral testimony.
It, moreover, incorporates many of the optimists’ insights and is more
general and informative than rival accounts.

Written by István Aranyosi

February 4, 2016 at 8:12 am

BETİM seminar Stephen Snyder: Changing Human Nature – A Case for Intergenerational Justice 4 Nov. 2015

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Changing Human Nature – A Case for Intergenerational Justice

Seminar by Stephen Snyder

St. Louis (MO)/İstanbul

Visiting Professor, Bosphorus University

Wed. 4 November 2015, 5.15-6.30 pm

Language of the event: English, no simultaneous translation

Snyder

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All welcome, registration not required.

for directions see

http://www.betim.org.tr/index.php/iletisim.html

Betimsade

Written by rainerbroemer

October 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Posted in Ethics, Philosophy of Biology

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Talk at BETİM: Origin of Morality – by Hümeyra Özturan, 8 May 2015

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The Origin of Morality as a Philosophical Problem

(Talk in English; discussion English and Turkish)

Hümeyra Özturan Çal  tay Afi i-1

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All welcome, registration not required

for directions see

http://www.betim.org.tr/index.php/iletisim.html

Betimsade

Written by rainerbroemer

May 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

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Talk at BETİM: Autonomy and human dignity – by Heike Baranzke, 15 May 2015

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Autonomy and Human Dignity: Cultural Roots – Ethical Transformations – Biomedical Challenges

Dr. theol. Heike Baranzke çal  tay afi i-2

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for directions see

http://www.betim.org.tr/index.php/iletisim.html

Betimsade

Written by rainerbroemer

April 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

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Grounding and Fundamentality in Metaphysics and in Ethics

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Conference at Bogazici University, Istanbul
10-12 October 2013

All sessions are at Demir Demirgil Room in the OFB building on South Campus, Bogazici University.

Keynote Speakers: Ruth Chang, Janice Dowell
Invited Participants: Tristram McPherson, Pekka Väyrynen

October 10 Thursday
10:00 – 12:00    Alexander Steinberg (University of Hamburg) “Holism about Moral Reasons and Universalizability”
12:00 – 13:00     Lunch     
13:00 – 15:00     Derek Baker (Lingnan University) “Why Should I—If You Can’t Explain Normativity?”
15:00 – 15:15     Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:15     Ana Laura Edelhoff (Humboldt-Universitat Zu Berlin) “Grounding in Aristotle”
19:00     Dinner

October 11 Friday
10:00 – 12:00     Jussi Suikkanen (University of Birmingham) “Ethical Theories and the Correlation Problem”
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch
13:00 – 15:00     Ralf Bader (New York University) “Two Levels of Good-Making”
15:00 – 15:15     Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:15     Tristram McPherson (Virginia Tech) TBA
17:15 – 18:00     Coffee Break
18:00 – 19:40     Keynote Speaker: Janice Dowell (Syracuse University)
20:00     Dinner

October 12 Saturday
10:00 – 12:00     Ryo Chonabayashi  “Normative Explanations and Reductive Explanation Problem”
12:00 – 13:00     Lunch     
13:00 – 15:00     Andrew Jones (St. Louis University) “Moral Supervenience, Dispositional Essentialism, and Robust Metaethical                             Realism”
15:00 – 15:15     Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:15     Pekka Väyrynen (University of Leeds) TBA
17:15 – 18:00     Coffee Break
18:00 – 19:40     Keynote Speaker: Ruth Chang (Rutgers University)
20:00     Dinner

This conference is made possible by Bogazici University Rector’s Conference and Workshop Support.
All are welcome.

 

Written by Irem Kurtsal Steen

September 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Jeremy Bell at Fatih Üniversitesi

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Taking Pains: Plato on the Care of Self and Others

Mon. 10 Sept. 2012 12:00 noon

Hadımköy Campus, room A-306 (İbn-i Haldun Anfisi, previously known as Blue Hall)

Speaker’s abstract:

In this paper, I analyze the relationship between ethics and politics in Plato’s thought in order to demonstrate that Plato understood this relationship to be characterized by an ineradicable element of agonism and instability.  Drawing upon texts such as the Apology, Alcibiades I, Gorgias, and Symposium, as well as upon Foucault’s late works, I take the epimeleia heautou, “the care of the self,” as the organizing theme of my analysis, in order to show that this agonism has the aporetic result that, though Plato conceived of the ethics of the care both of oneself and others as the truest form of statesmanship, he was nevertheless unwilling or unable to generalize it into an unproblematic political system.

How to reach us:

By public transport: Thankfully, the metrobus extension has been completed. Direction TÜYAP, get off one stop before terminus (misleadingly called Hadımköy), take the blue bus 418 or the yellow (sometimes green or red and white) HT18 towards Hadımköy (ca. 15 min. to Fatih Kampüsü)

By car: leave the TEM at Hadımköy gişeleri, turn right and follow the signs for Fatih Üniversitesi