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First Umeå-Göteborg Workshop in Practical Philosophy

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On Friday 19 November the department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science is organizing the first Umeå-Göteborg Workshop in Practical Philosophy. Welcome! This event is open to all interested and will constitute the start of a biannual exchange between practical philosophers at the University of Umeå and the University of Gothenburg.

19 Nov 2021
09:45 - 17:30
Room J309, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6

Good to know
Registration is free but mandatory. Please contact Louis Larue if you wish to attend. Email:
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

During one day each semester, practical philosophers from the two universities will gather for a workshop with presentations by post-docs, lecturers, and professors.


9:45 – 10:00 – Very short introduction – Louis Larue and Frans Svensson.
10:00 – 11:15 – Ragnar Francén and Victor Moberger (GU and SU): The Limits of the Just-Too-Different Argument
11:15 – 12:30 – Madeleine Hayenhjelm (Umeå): Status Quo Bias, Precaution, and "risks on both sides" (and the case of germline gene editing)   
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 – Yuliya Kanygina (GU): Problematizing third-party blame.
14:45 – 16:00 – Bram Vaassen (Umeå): AI, Opacity, and Personal Autonomy
16:00 – 16:15 – Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:30 – Jan-Willem van der Rijt (Umeå): The Transmutation of Dignity: Kant, Neo-Roman Republicanism and the Commonwealth of Ends

Organizers: Louis Larue and Frans Svensson