Location: Nova University of Lisbon, September 10 2019
Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Auditorio 3
Jeff McMahan (University of Oxford)
Viriato Soromenho-Marques (University of Lisbon)
Academic freedom is the idea that scholars should be free to pursue knowledge without interference from censorious agents. Those who defend academic freedom uphold the liberty for academic actors to communicate ideas or facts, even when those ideas are inconvenient or potentially offensive. For the proponents of this liberty, the academic mission of knowledge production can only succeed under freedom of inquiry. In liberal societies, one may take scholarly freedom for granted. Yet, in the last decades, several voices came to fore denouncing not only systematic violations on academic freedom but also a lack of true scholastic pluralism. Threats to academic freedom also come from outside the universities. Academics working on bioethical topics like abortion or genetic engineering many times suffer (death) threats from dogmatic religious groups or individuals.
This conference assesses the status of academic freedom in contemporary times. Namely, it engages in a philosophical discussion about whether there are limits to the liberty of western scholars and whether there is any legitimacy to curtail this liberty.
10:00 – Jeff McMahan (Oxford University): Contemporary Threats to Academic Freedom
11:15 – Monika Stachowiak-Kudła (Warsaw University of Technology): Academic Freedom in Collision of Principles on the Example of Selected European Countries
11:50 – Chrys Margaritidis (Central European University): Walking the Line: Academic Freedom and the case against the Principle of Institutional Neutrality
12:25 – Lunch Break
14:00 – David Benatar (University of Cape Town): How to Destroy a University
15:15 – Alberto de Lucas Vicente (Universidad de Navarra): The Debate on Academic Freedom in the Press. The Finnis Case
15:50 –Ricardo Lopes (Science Journalist): The Value of Free Speech in Science Communication
16:30 – Filipe Nobre Faria (Nova University of Lisbon): The Academy: Institutional Function and the Possibility of Freedom
17:05 – Viriato Soromenho-Marques (University of Lisbon): Academic Freedom in the Age of Global Environmental Crisis
Conference Website: https://thestatusofacademicfreedom.wordpress.com/
Organizing Committee: Filipe Nobre Faria, Andre Santos Campos (Ifilnova, Nova University of Lisbon)
Jeff McMahan - "Future People, Climate Change, and War"
International Conference THE STATUS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM
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Olivier Chassaing, "The Expressive Function of Punishment"
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Per Algander, "Needing and Necessity"
Regina Queiroz, "European Liberalisms: An Essay in Comparative Political Thought"
Roberto Merrill, "Ethically justifiable? Free riding versus fair shares"
Dina Mendonça, "Kant on the Moral Cultivation of Feelings"
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Jorge Gonçalves, "A Darwinian Dilemma for Realist Theories of Value"
Alois Pichler (University of Bergen)
António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)
Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"
Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"
Wagner Teles de Oliveira
Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations
Maria Filomena Molder
Knowledge, Morality and Society
Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"
Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (University of Valencia)
Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"
Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"
Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions
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Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"
John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"
Santoni de Sio
Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"
Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"
Ronald de Sousa, "Moral Emotions"
Uriah Kriegel, "Moral Phenomenology: Foundational issues"
Introduction to "A Treatise of Human Nature", D. Hume
"The Force of Law", F. Schauer
"The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy", R. Rorty
Terry Eagleton - Marx and Morality