Applied Philosophy Workshop


6th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy

“Individual and Collective Responsibility
Friday & Saturday | November 2 & 3, 2018

Bowling Green State University | 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Marion Smiley

Professor of Philosophy, Brandeis University


Dr. Mark Budolfson

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Vermont

6th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy

Individual and Collective Responsibility


Friday, Nov. 2

All Workshop Programming in Bowen-Thompson Student Union 207

2:00-3:00     Aristotle and Social Activism? Grounding Solidarity in Virtue Friendship

                        Heather Stewart, Western University

                        Commentator: Elizabeth McPherson, BGSU

3:00-3:30      Refreshments

3:30-5:00      Keynote Address: Shared Responsibility for Collective Action

                        Dr. Marion Smiley, Brandeis University

Saturday, Nov. 3

10:00-11:00    Small Harms

                         Michael Milhim, Northern Illinois University

                         Commentator: Xuanpu Zhuang, BGSU

11:05-12:05     Inquiry, Reflection and Acquiescence: Solving the Puzzle of Moral Deference

                          Mitchell Winget, Western Michigan University

                          Commentator: Aaron Thieme, BGSU

12:05-1:30       Lunch

1:30-3:00        Keynote Address: Making a Difference in the Best Way: Evaluating the Ethical and Empirical                                       Assumptions of the Leading Arguments in Global Ethics and Effective Altruism

                           Dr. Mark Budolfson, University of Vermont

3:05-4:05         In Defense of Liberated Young People: A Critique of the Protectionist Development Position

                           Kathleen O’Neal, University of Maryland

                           Commentator: Austin McGrath, BGSU

4:10-5:10 p.m.   What Would Epictetus Do? A Stoic Take on Identity Politics and Uncivil Discourse

                             Amitabha Palmer, Bowling Green State University

                             Commentator: Josh Brown, BGSU


Workshop Coordinators

Alex Bearden:
Ryan Fischbeck: