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29th of February 2024 – Vilius Dranseika – What Does Bioethics Engage With? A Case Study in Citation Analysis
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29th of February 2024 – Vilius Dranseika – What Does Bioethics Engage With? A Case Study in Citation Analysis

INCET invites for its next research seminar entitled "What Does Bioethics Engage With? A Case Study in Citation Analysis" by Vilius Dranseika. The meeting takes place on 29th of February at 5:30 p.m., room 25, Grodzka 52 and via MS Teams.
okładka czasopisma Diametros

Call for papers "Diametros"

Bioethics Meets Political Philosophy
22nd of February 2024 – Callum Macrae – Does Domination Require Unequal Power?
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22nd of February 2024 – Callum Macrae – Does Domination Require Unequal Power?

INCET invites for its next research seminar entitled "Does Domination Require Unequal Power?" by Callum Macrae. The meeting takes place on 22nd of February at 5:30 p.m., room 25, Grodzka 52 and via MS Teams.
The fifth conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science, 9-10 September 2024: call for papers

The fifth conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science, 9-10 September 2024: call for papers

The East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS), in co-operation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Jagiellonian University, announces the fifth conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science in Kraków to be held on September 9-10th 2024. The conference is fully in person. CFP deadline: 22nd February 2024
Call for Abstracts for the Wronging and Making Right: The Morality and Law of Remedial Practices conference (17-19 June 2024)

Call for Abstracts for the Wronging and Making Right: The Morality and Law of Remedial Practices conference (17-19 June 2024)

We are accepting submissions for the upcoming Wronging and Making Right: The Morality and Law of Remedial Practices conference which is going to be held on June 17-19th 2024 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The deadline for CFA is set for 1st of March 2023
1st of Ferbuary 2024 – Christoph Merdes – Christoph Merdes: Rational Injustice, Irrational Justice?
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1st of Ferbuary 2024 – Christoph Merdes – Christoph Merdes: Rational Injustice, Irrational Justice?

We have the pleasure to invite you to another research seminar. Christoph Merdes is going to give a talk: "Rational Injustice, Irrational Justice?”. The seminar will take place on the 1st of February at 5:30 p.m. in the room 25 on Grodzka Street and via MS Teams.
Program and abstracts of the Bioethics Meets Political Philosophy conference

Program and abstracts of the Bioethics Meets Political Philosophy conference

We are sharing the programme along with abstracts of the upcoming Bioethics Meets Political Philosophy conference which is going to take place in Kraków on 26th-27th of January
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Assessing the quality of evidence from epidemiological agent-based models for the COVID-19 pandemic - a new article by Mariusz Maziarz and Martin Zach

Assessing the quality of evidence from epidemiological agent-based models for the COVID-19 pandemic - a new article by Mariusz Maziarz and Martin Zach

In this short paper we raise the issue of assessing the quality of evidence from epidemiological agent-based models with respect to the problem of confounding. The unprecedented spread of the novel coronavirus requires governments worldwide to make decisions regarding mitigation and suppression measures. Some of these decisions have been based on agent-based models (ABMs) (Adam 2020), which are an emerging group of epidemiological models that supplement the traditional compartmental models.
okładka czasopisma Revus

Tort liability without taking responsibility: A challenge to David Enoch’s idea of taking tort liability - a new article by Maciej Juzaszek

If someone denied the existence of resultant moral luck, s/he would probably argue that the no-fault compensation system is fairer than a standard account of tort liability. Agents are not responsible for the consequences and harms they cause but only for the risks they create. David Enoch recently argued that such an approach lacks personal liability taken on by agents. I believe that Enoch’s position is incoherent and taking responsibility is irrelevant for tort liability.
okładka czasopisma the British Journal of Aesthetics

A paper co-authored by Vilius Dranseika on the Oxford University Press 'Best of 2020' list!

A paper co-authored by Vilius Dranseika - a researcher in the BIOUNCERTAINTY project at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the Jagiellonian University - has been proclaimed one of the three best articles published in The British Journal of Aesthetics in 2020. Congratulations!
Okładka czasopisma American Journal of Bioethics

A Data-Driven Argument in Bioethics: Why Theologically Grounded Concepts May Not Provide the Necessary Intellectual Resources to Discuss Inequality and Injustice in Healthcare Contexts - a new publication by Tomasz Żuradzki and Karolina Wiśniowska

In this paper, we use an innovative, empirical, and–as yet–rarely applied method in bioethics, namely corpus analysis. By demonstrating the ambiguity of the concept of dignity discernible when analyzing its use in normative contexts, our work is a novel contribution to the debates among the historians of ideas about conceptual identity and conceptual drift.
Etyczne aspekty "obrzezania" - a new article by Karolina Wiśniowska

Etyczne aspekty "obrzezania" - a new article by Karolina Wiśniowska

Abstract: Female genital mutilation includes procedures which remove or cause injury to some or all women’s external genital organs. There are a lot of medical risks involved - nevertheless, in some societies it is mainstream practice, carried out mostly on girls younger then fifteen years of age. In this paper, it is considered if it would be acceptable to make compromise in the case of female genital mutilation in the form of so-called Seattle compromise.
okładka czasopisma Motivation and Emotion

Helping when the desire is low: Expectancy as a booster - a new publication of The experimental philosophy lab

One might assume that the desire to help (here described as Want) is the essential driver of helping declarations and/or behaviors. However, even if desire to help (Want) is low, intention to help may still occur if the expectancy regarding the perceived effectiveness of helping is high. We tested these predictions in a set of three experimental studies.
okładka czasopisma Motivation and Emotion

Objective consequentialism and the plurality of chances - a new article by Leszek Wroński

I claim that objective consequentialism (OC) faces a problem stemming from the existence in some situations of a plurality of chances relevant to the outcomes of an agent’s acts. I suggest that this phenomenon bears structural resemblance to the well-known Reference Class problem. I outline a few ways in which one could attempt to deal with the issue, suggesting that it is the higher-level chance that should be employed by OC.
okładka czasopisma Motivation and Emotion

Agent‐based modelling for SARS‐CoV‐2 epidemic prediction and intervention assessment: A methodological appraisal - a new article by Mariusz Maziarz and Martin Zach

Our purpose is to assess epidemiological agent‐based models—or ABMs—of the SARS‐CoV‐2 pandemic methodologically. The rapid spread of the outbreak requires fast‐paced decision‐making regarding mitigation measures.
okładka czasopisma American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience

Non-Epistemological Values in Collaborative Research in Neuroscience: The Case of Alleged Differences Between Human Populations - a new peer commentary by Joanna K. Malinowska and Tomasz Żuradzki in AJOB Neuroscience

What constitutes bias?; how biases may be embedded in the selection of research programs?; is it possible to conduct completely unbiased research? Joanna K. Malinowska and Tomasz Żuradzki try to notice possible answers to these questions in their commentary "Non-Epistemological Values in Collaborative Research in Neuroscience: The Case of Alleged Differences Between Human Populations".

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