"Freedom, Paternalism and Morality" (2011)

The  Workshop will take place in Bowling Green, Ohio on April 1-2, 2011 in Room 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Keynote speakers will be Douglas Husak (Rutgers University) and Richard Arneson, (University of California at San Diego).  See the full program below.

Note: Last day for registration with meal plan is March 15, 2011.  Registration without meal plan can still be done after that date.

Workshop Program*

*If paper title is in orange, click on it to download a PDF of paper

Fri., April 1

8:30 - 9:30  - Breakfast

9:30 - 10:45  
Danny Scoccia (New Mexico State University) 
"The Right to Autonomy and the Justification of Hard Paternalism"
Chair: Dana Howard (Brown University)

11:00 - 12:15
Steve Wall (University of Arizona) 
"Moral Environmentalism"
Chair: Kate Manne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

12:30 - 1:30
 - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 Keynote Address:  Douglas Husak (Rutgers University)
"Special Problems for Paternalism in the Penal Law"

3:00 - 4:15 
Larry Alexander (University of San Diego School of Law) 
"Voluntary Enslavement"
Chair: David Shoemaker (Tulane University)

4:30 - 5:45 
Jeremy Blumenthal (Syracuse College of Law) 
 "A Psychological Defense of Paternalism"
Chair: Tristram McPherson (University of Minnesota Duluth)

6:00 - 7:00  Reception

7:00 -9:00 Dinner

Sat., April 2

8:30 - 9:30
 - Breakfast

9:30 - 10:45 
Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby  (Baylor College of Medicine)  
"A Defense of Libertarian Paternalism" [ For abstract, click here]
Chair: Eli Weber (Bowling Green State University)

11:00 - 12:15 
Daniel Haybron (St. Louis University) and Anna Alexandrova (University of Missouri, St Louis)
Paternalism and Economics
Chair: Michael McFall (Bowling Green State University)

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45
 Keynote Address:  Richard Arneson (University of California at San Diego)
"Paternalism and the Principle of Fairness"

3:00 - 4:15 
Michael Cholbi
 (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)  
"Kantian Paternalism and Suicide Intervention"
Chair: Matthew Smith (Yale University)

4:30 - 5:45
Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania) 
"Paternalism, Choice and Opportunity"
Chair: Mackenzie Graham (University of Western Ontario)

Informal Post-Workshop Gathering

For a printer-friendly version of the of the above workshop program, click here.

Please direct all other inquiries to:

Ms. Priscilla Ibarra

Tel. 419-372-2117

Email: pibarra@bgsu.edu