Here’s an announcement from Eva Feder Kittay for an upcoming conference in NYC that I’m proud to be participating in myself:


The Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy presents
Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy

September 18 – 20, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan 401 Park Avenue South (Between 27th and 28th Street)

Rethinking and revising traditional assumptions about personhood, autonomy, agency, justice, care, human relationships, classification, and moral responsibility…in light of Alzheimer’s, autism and ‘mental retardation.’

Keynote Speakers: Michael Bérubé Pennsylvania State University; Leslie Francis University of Utah; Ian Hacking Collège de France, University of Toronto; Martha Nussbaum University of Chicago; Peter Singer Princeton University; Jeff McMahan Rutgers University; Anita Silvers San Francisco State University; Daniel Wikler Harvard University School of Public Health; Jonathan Wolff University College London.

See below the fold for other speakers, panelists, and general information.

Panelists: Douglas Biklen School of Education and Facilitated Communication Institute, Syracuse University; Jeffrey Brosco, M.D. University of Miami and the Mailman Center for Child Development; Licia Carlson Harvard University; James C. Harris, M.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Agnieszka Jaworska University of California, Riverside; Bruce Jennings Yale University School of Medicine; Eva Kittay Stony Brook University/SUNY; Hilde Lindemann Michigan State University; Victoria McGeer Princeton University; James Nelson Michigan State University; Henry Richardson Georgetown University; Cynthia Stark University of Utah; David Shoemaker Bowling Green State University; Anna Stubblefield Rutgers University, Newark; Sophia Wong Long Island University.

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Co-sponsored by The Center for Discovery, New York University Center for Bioethics, and Metaphilosophy (Wiley-Blackwell), the Office of the Provost at Stony Brook University/SUNY, Forest Laboratories.  Also NYC AHRC, Alzheimer’s Association, College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, Philosophy Department at Southern Connecticut State University, Templeton Research Lecture Series at Stony Brook University, S. Donald Sussmann, The Abelson Company

For disability-related accommodation contact Licia Carlson at (617) 496-4349. Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.