Origins: Causation and Boundaries Agenda

Symposium Program

(Thursday, April 7 - Friday, April 8, West Hall Rm. 135)

*This is a free event but an RSVP is required to: IHR@asu.edu. Please indicate the days/sessions you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Nature and Human Origins
9:00 – 10:30am Presentation: "Origins of Human Evolution," Michael Ruse, Professor, Philosophy, Florida State University -- 40 min.

Response: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Jason Robert (Moderator) -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

10:30 – Noon Presentation: Fluid Boundaries: “Bodies, Nature and Culture,” Stacy Alaimo, Professor, English, UT Arlington -- 40 min.

Response:

Joni Adamson, Sally Kitch (Moderator) -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

Hosted Lunch

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Origins of Social Otherness
1:30 – 3:00pm Presentation: “Taxonomy, Race, and Scientific Racism,” Rachel Caspari, Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Central Michigan University – 40 min.

Response: Andrew Barnes, Rachel Scott (Moderator) -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

3:00 – 4:30pm Presentation: “Race, Ethnicity and Disease,” Guenter Risse, Professor, History of Medicine, University -- 40 min.

Response: Rachel Scott, Lisa Anderson (Moderator) -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Origins of Morality
9:00 – 10:30am Presentation: “Good and Evil,” Robert Gurland, Professor, Philosophy, New York University -- 40 min.

Response: Lucy Hawking, Ángel Pinillos (Moderator) -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

10:30 – Noon Presentation: “The Evolution of Morality,” Adina Roskies, Professor, Philosophy, Dartmouth College -- 40 min.

Response: Ángel Pinillos -- 10 min.

Discussion -- 30 min.

Hosted Box Lunch

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Roundtable and Discussion – “In Pursuit of Origins: Why Do They Matter?”

Closing Remarks :: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.